Toronto Star

Nissan Maxima


Base price: $35,900 As tested: $38,950 Completely redesigned and the body styling is radical. Nissan bills the Maxima as a sports sedan, but this front-driver is more about the cruise.

We like: It effortless­ly eats up the kilometres courtesy of Nissan’s ubiquitous 3.5-litre V6 that makes 300 horsepower.

We’d like: Available AWD. Engine: 3.5-litre V6 Power/torque: 300 hp/ 261 lb-ft

Must-have options: Pony up for the $38,950 SL model. Fuel consumptio­n (premium) L/100 km: 10.9 city, 7.8 hwy.

What’s best: Shorter, lower, wider and lighter than outgoing model. What’s worst: No available AWD.

Value for money: Plenty of power and style for your buck.

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