2005 Nissan Maxima Overview


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Average User Score

4.55 stars

Based on 11 reviews

It Is Very Fast And It Looks Great At The Same Time( Inside And Outside) by Bebop'd
 — my car's interior is black it's exterior is gray it has a navigation system i chose it becuz it is my favorite car and i didn't just want to get somebody's car off of the internet, i've had it since 2... Read More
I Own One, Plan To Own Many More Nissans, Prolly With This Engine 350z, G35 Etc by Benjamin
 — fast, nissan badge, reliable lots of standard features kick ass sound system from the factory lots of punch, great exhaust note easy to mod, widely available parts lots of interior room, back seat, t... Read More
Very Nice And Gas Is Great On It by Bryan
 — Performance - acceleration, braking, handling is great on it Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance is not as expensive as i thought Fun Factor - is fast when u want it to go fast but can be che... Read More

2005 Nissan Maxima Overview

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Based on 11 reviews

2005 Nissan Maxima

The premium 2005 Nissan Maxima is a luxury midsize sedan that offers lots of room, plenty of comfort, and a good deal of satisfying performance. The 2005 Maxima comes in sporty SE and high-end SL trims, each with a 3.5-liter, 265-hp V6 engine. A 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic transmission is available.

The roomy sedan easily fits four, with good legroom front and back. The standard SkyView glass panel that stretches the length of the cabin makes it feel much bigger and airier inside. A traditional power sunroof is optional, as the SkyView does not open. New in the 2005 Maxima is improved traction control, new chrome trim for the inside, and auto-dimming exterior mirrors. An Advanced Airbag System for the front seat is also new. Satellite radio is added to the options list this year.

The sporty SE trim comes with large 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and power windows and locks. The SL ups the luxury quotient with heated leather seats, power seats, wood trim, and Xenon headlights. Optional heated rear bucket seats are available in both trims, maximizing passenger comfort.

Good engine power and a fast ride are compliments the 2005 Maxima receives from owners. Lots of room and comfortable seats add to the overall experience. Drivers also like the handling and solid feel on the road. The most notable complaint was about heavy torque steer and the Maxima's wide turning radius.


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