The 2009 Nissan Maxima’s reputation is that of one of the industry’s sportiest mainstream sedans. It’s also the flagship of Nissan’s car lineup. Putting it all together, the Maxima delivers impressive levels of performance, comfort and technology compared to its rivals.
The 2009 Nissan Maxima is a midsize sedan that seats five. The Maxima is offered in S and SV trims, as well as Premium and Sport Packages for the latter. All models include a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and front-wheel drive.
Now in its seventh generation, the Maxima is all new for 2009.
At first glance, the 2009 Nissan Maxima is sophisticated and expressive. Highlights include the car’s aggressive sheet metal, featuring prominent hood creases and powerfully sculpted fender lines. Other eye-catching style elements are dual exhaust outlets and headlights with an arrowhead look.
Standard content includes automatic headlights, a power moonroof, power-adjustable mirrors and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. For an even more high-end appearance, many upgrades are available. Leading the way are upscale lighting features. The Maxima offers high-intensity-discharge xenon headlamps, fog lamps and LED mirror-mounted turn signals. Also in the mix are a dual-panel moonroof, rear spoiler, heated mirrors with a tilt-down function and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
Nissan designers crafted an athletic, cockpit-style interior for the Maxima. The layout groups all controls closer to the pilot. The driver also benefits from a sporty three-spoke steering wheel and a standard sport seat. The molded dashboard also features large circle-shaped outboard climate vents. Those match the large gauges in the car’s instrument panel. In the rear, a 60/40-split folding seat is standard for S models. In the SV trim level, that’s replaced by a rear-seat pass-through into the trunk. The trunk capacity for the Maxima is 14.2 cubic feet either way.
The Maxima checks in with noticeably more standard content than typical mainstream sedans. This includes an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. As for optional equipment, that puts the Maxima in competition with some luxury cars. For example, the Maxima is available with premium leather seating, heated and ventilated front seats, rear-seat air-conditioning controls, a heated steering wheel and a power-adjustable steering column.
Although most cars in the segment come with four-cylinder engines, the Maxima skips right to a 3.5-liter V6. That engine produces 290 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. The standard powertrain also combines a performance-focused CVT and front-wheel drive. For enthusiasts, the transmission has standard sport and manual modes, along with optional paddle shifters. Traction control, anti-lock brakes and electronic brake-force distribution are standard for all models.
The 2009 Maxima earns fuel-economy ratings of 19/26 mpg city/highway.
The Maxima is a mainstream technology leader. The standard audio system gets things started with a six-disc CD changer, auxiliary input jack and eight speakers.
For the top Maxima trim, Nissan offers a rearview camera, Bluetooth for hands-free calling and a hard-drive navigation system. That bundles a 7-inch touch screen, voice recognition and traffic information. The range-topping Bose audio system adds a subwoofer, a 9.3-gigabyte hard drive, an iPod connection, rear-seat audio controls and satellite radio.
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2009 Nissan Maxima Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2009 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
2009 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 2009 Nissan Maxima is $5,400 - $9,900.
The average selling price is $7,434.
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.
$30,160 - $32,860
This is the price range for the 2009 Nissan Maxima based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$5,400 - $9,900
Average Selling Price
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