The 2019 Nissan Maxima gets subtle tweaks and more safety tech.
While the large sedan market, by and large, is slowing down, the 2019 Nissan Maxima soldiers on. Nissan decided to refresh its largest passenger car with some subtle changes, as well as more technology. The automaker just revealed the new Maxima and Murano at the 2018 LA Auto Show. TFL’s Mike Curtis hit the show floor to take a look at Nissan’s efforts.
It’s not an all-new model, but the company’s design arm in California did change the Maxima’s signature V-motion grille. They also introduced new jewel-like LED headlights to the 2019 Nissan Maxima, as well as a revised rear fascia and tail lamps. On the SR trim, the Maxima gets new quad-tip exhaust finishers, and all five trims get new wheel designs. Trim levels on the 2019 Nissan Maxima stay the same as before: S, SV, SL, SR and Platinum.
Safety Shield 360
The 2019 Nissan Maxima was also updated with new safety features including Safety Shield 360. As with the new Murano and Altima, Nissan Safety Shield 360 encompasses a suite of six driver assist technologies. That includes Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, High Beam Assist and Rear Automatic Braking. The suite comes standard on the Platinum, while it’s available as an option on the SR.
Just two package options are available on the 2019 Nissan Maxima. On the SR, the Premium Package includes a dual panel panoramic moonroof, Safety Shield 360 and Nissan’s Intelligent Around View 360-degree camera system. The Platinum Reserve package equips the top-spec Maxima with exclusive 19-inch wheels, heated rear seats and Rakuda Tan leather. On all trims, Nissan has updated subtly updated the interior from the previous Maxima.
Nissan hasn’t announced pricing yet, but the 2019 Nissan Maxima will go on sale in December. Stay tuned to TFLcar.com for more updates! Subscribe to TFLcar and TFLnow for all our coverage from the 2018 LA Auto Show.