2020 Nissan Maxima Review

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Full-size sedans are popular because they often offer great fuel economy, a manageable size that doesn’t feel cramped, and enough space for a small family and their belongings. Many of the cars in the sedan segment have incorporated performance variations into the standard lineup, so you can be any type of driver and enjoy cars like the Nissan Maxima.

We at Speedcraft Nissan wanted to ensure that the drivers around Warwick, Providence, and Coventry, RI, make an educated decision on their next go-to vehicle. That’s why we put together this 2020 Nissan Maxima review to give you the necessary specs to inform your choice.

Nissan Maxima Performance-Oriented

Nissan Maxima PerformanceIf you’re looking for a fun-to-drive vehicle with a good fuel economy, the 2020 Maxima will make a great choice. Under the hood, it has a 3.5-liter V6 engine mated to an Xtronic® CVT that’s capable of generating up to 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

The Nissan Maxima provides a substantial driving range, too, boasting an EPA-estimated 20 city/30 highway/24 combined MPG.* The Xtronic® CVT is generally more efficient because it doesn’t operate like a standard transmission.

This means it doesn’t have physical gears or preset gear ratios. Instead, CVTs run on a pulley system, allowing an infinite number of “gear ratios” to optimize performance.

Nissan Maxima Interior & Exterior Space

If you’re looking for a full-size sedan that can comfortably seat up to five passengers, then the Maxima might suit your lifestyle. Take a look at the measurements below to discover whether this sedan has the right amount of room for you.

Size (inches)

Headroom (front/rear)


Legroom (front/rear)


Shoulder Room (front/rear)


As you can see, the 5-seat 2020 Maxima has a lot of room to get situated and remain comfortable on just about any commute. Moving on to passenger and cargo volumes, the 2020 Maxima has a decently-sized cabin as well as a trunk for goods and gear.

Size (cubic feet)

Total Passenger Volume


Cargo Volume


The trunk should provide plenty of room to handle your biweekly grocery run or store the golf clubs for a day out on the greens.

Nissan Maxima Safety

Nissan Maxima Safety FeaturesWhen it comes to safety, the 2020 Nissan Maxima is equipped with a wide array of technologies. You’ll find many advanced body construction elements, including:

  • Zone Body Construction with Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Energy-Absorbing Steering Column
  • High-Strength Steel Side-Door Guard Beams
  • Hood-Buckling Creases

Additionally, there are standard driver-assistive features like Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, which will alert you of an imminent frontal collision and try to prevent or mitigate an impact.

Other systems include Rear Automatic Braking, Lane Departure Warning, and a Blind Spot Warning with Rear Cross Traffic Alert—something that’s not always standard on an entry level trim.

Learn More About the 2020 Maxima at Speedcraft Nissan

After reading through our 2020 Nissan Maxima review, we hope you’re excited to get behind the wheel of this performance sedan. Thanks to a spacious interior, an assertive stance, and more than enough safety features, the Maxima will get you from Point A to Point B with ease.

When you’re ready for the next step, we at Speedcraft Nissan welcome you to contact our showroom to schedule a test drive today near Warwick, Providence, and Coventry, RI.




* 2020 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 20 city / 30 highway / 24 combined for 2020 Nissan Maxima®. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

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