Nissan calls the 2008 Maxima its four-door sports car, a name that accurately describes the sedan. The 2008 Nissan Maxima offers good steering and handling, a quiet ride and an engine that delivers satisfying kick when you need it.
The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a midsize sport sedan that seats five. It’s available in two trim levels: SE and SL. All models have a V6 engine paired with an automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard.
The Maxima receives only minor changes for this model year. The two rear-seat Elite Package is replaced with a three rear-seat Platinum Edition Package.
The 2008 Maxima offers a sleek design, delivering a look that is sportier than other models, including the Toyota Avalon and Volkswagen Passat. It’s similar in size to the Nissan Altima. This sport sedan has a bold, upright grille flanked by a pair of oversized headlamps. Its creased hood adds style and substance. Strong shoulders, powerful character lines and a sweeping roof further define this Maxima. At the rear is a raised deck with oversized tail lamps.
Standard features include automatic headlights, cornering lights, fog lights, power side mirrors, a glass panel roof and a rear spoiler. Upgrades include high-intensity-discharge lights, heated side mirrors and a power-sliding moonroof.
A premium feel and look dominate the Maxima’s interior. The front seats are significantly bolstered, ideal for spirited driving. You’ll find more soft-touch materials than plastics, and the layout is sporty yet elegant, with brushed aluminum trim present. A 60/40-split fold-down bench design supplies access to the roomy trunk measuring 15.5 cubic feet.
Standard features with the Nissan Maxima SE include power windows, power door locks, a tilt-and-telescopic steering column, a power driver’s seat with lumbar support and dual-zone automatic climate control. Options include a power steering column, a power-controlled front passenger seat, leather seats, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.
Crisp off-the-mark acceleration and strong passing power are two high points for the Maxima. You may notice some understeer present when exiting corners, along with slight body roll. Otherwise, the Maxima remains poised and delivers confidence.
All models have a 3.5-liter V6 engine making 255 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. Nissan pairs this engine with a continuously variable transmission. The 2008 Maxima’s fuel economy comes in at 19/25 mpg city/highway. Something to note: It takes premium gasoline.
The base Maxima comes with keyless entry, cruise control, an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Maxima SL has a Bose audio system, satellite radio and a CD/MP3 changer. Options include Bluetooth connectivity and a navigation system. A rear sonar system and a security system are available.
Beyond a suite of airbags, the 2008 Maxima comes with anti-lock brakes and a traction control system. Stability control is optional. In crash testing, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2008 Maxima its top score in moderate overlap front crash tests.
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2008 Nissan Maxima Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2008 Nissan Maxima for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
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No Accidents or Damage Reports
2008 Nissan Maxima Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2008 Nissan Maxima is $3,995 - $6,995.
The average selling price is $5,644.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$28,130 - $30,380
This is the price range for the 2008 Nissan Maxima based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,995 - $6,995
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2008 Nissan Maxima on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
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