Despite that there are several reports that suggest 2020 Nissan Maxima redesign, the fact is that the upcoming model will continue without more important changes. The current generation of the popular full-size sedan has been around since 2015. However, it has also received a major update last year. The updated model has been presented at the LA Auto Show last year, like the 2019-year model. This clearly indicates that the current generation will carry on for a couple of more years. Therefore, count on a familiar design for the next year, with pretty much same features, though a couple of novelties are possible. This primarily refers to the list of standard equipment. Still, some reports are also suggesting we could see a performance-oriented version in the offer, under the famous Nismo badge. In any case, the new model should hit the market sometime late in the year.
2020 Nissan Maxima Update
Although a couple of updates are possible, the base 2020 Nissan Maxima specs definitely won’t changes. The upcoming model will continue in the same way as the current one, which has been updated in many ways. Of course, the focus was on the styling, so there are changes on both ends of the car. The new models follow the latest iteration of the company’s famous V-Motion design language and get more prominent grille, slight bumper revisions etc. All in all, enough changes to keep the model fresh until the redesign, which will probably happen in about two years. Until then, we’ll be seeing a familiar design, based on Nissan’s well-known D platform. For this occasion, the architecture has been stretched for a bit, in order to make the car more comfortable.
Considering all these recent novelties, we are pretty sure that a couple of new color options in the best you can expect from the 2020 Nissan Maxima changes, at least when it comes to the exterior design.
The interior won’t feature too many novelties either and that’s not a bad thing at all. The Maxima features one of the nicest cabins in the class. It looks very classy, thanks to the stylish dashboard and hi-quality materials all around the cabin. Higher trims even add some premium materials and more attractive color schemes, which put this interior on par with luxury sedans.
While the interior quality is amazing, a big complaint goes to the interior space. That’s actually the biggest drawback of this model. Although a full-size sedan, the Maxima isn’t actually very generous in terms of the rear seat legroom. Moreover, even some mid-size sedans like Accord offer more space. The same thing goes for the cargo room. You can count on about 14.3 cubic feet behind the seats, which are some of the smallest ratings in the class.
When it comes to standard equipment, the 2020 Nissan Maxima could come with a couple of additions. Still, the core should remain the same. So, we count on the same trim level organization as in the current model. Currently, all models come standard with cloth upholstery and power-adjustable driver’s seat. In higher trims, you can get heated and ventilated seats, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped and heated steering wheel etc.
In terms of tech features, every Maxima comes with 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, an eight-speaker stereo, satellite radio, two USB ports etc. Things like wireless charging, Wi-Fi hot spot, an 11-speaker Bose premium stereo, HD Radio, navigation and additional USB ports are also available.
In terms of safety, a rearview camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and a driver attention monitor are standard features. Higher trims also offer upgrades in terms of more advanced safety systems. Some of the highlights are adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, high-beam assist and many more.
2020 Nissan Maxima Engine
Some nice novelties are expected under the hood of the upcoming model. The 2020 Nissan Maxima AWD has been rumored, but we are still waiting for the official confirmation. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. Count on a familiar 3.5-liter V6 engine, which delivers 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. It comes in a pair with a CVT gearbox. Overall performances are great, while the fuel economy is decent as well. It goes around 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, though you won’t save too much money, as premium fuel is required.
2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo
One of the possible novelties for the next year is 2020 Nissan Maxima Nismo. According to the latest reports, the Japanese manufacturer could offer a performance-oriented version, which would come with several upgrades. Unfortunately, the engine output would probably remain the same. On the other side, we would see various mechanical upgrades, starting from a new suspension setup and brakes. Of course, visual upgrades will come as well, in terms of new bumpers, spoiler, side skirts, wheels, colors and many other things. A couple of interior upgrades should come as well.
2020 Nissan Maxima Release Date and Price
We don’t expect any earlier arrival than usual, so the 2020 Nissan Maxima should hit the market sometime late in the year. When it comes to the price, base models will go around 34.000 dollars.