2002 Nissan Maxima Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $25,239
8 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $25,239 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 255 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,239
Invoice$22,326

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.5L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 246 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom44.8 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase108.3 in
Length191.5 in
Width70.3 in
Height56.3 in

Cargo and Towing

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The fifth generation of the base model 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE gets more standard features and a new 3.5-liter, 255-hp DOHC V6 engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. The front-whee... Read More
The fifth generation of the base model 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE gets more standard features and a new 3.5-liter, 255-hp DOHC V6 engine with 4-speed automatic transmission. The front-wheel drive mid-sized luxury sedan is roomy for a family, but with enough performance to satisfy the weekend driver. The 2002 Maxima GXE gets larger 16-inch alloy wheels and adds an 8-way power driver's seat this year, a trip computer, xenon headlights, keyless entry, a remote garage opener, CD player, wheel-mounted audio controls, leather interior trim, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Already standard were dual front airbags and 4-wheel ABS brakes. Intermittent wipers, power features, cruise control, and a security system are holdovers from last year. Rear seats split-fold 60/40 to extend the 15 cubic foot trunk. A CD changer and rear spoiler are some of the limited options available on the 2002 Maxima GXE. Some highlights for owners include the increased horsepower, which boosts the fun factor, and the quiet and comfortable interior. The rear styling could be better, and cupholder location is still an issue.
Original MSRP: $25,989
51 national listings
Adds to GXE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Exterior Features Rear spoiler
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $25,989 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 255 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,989
Invoice$22,871

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
26MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

3.5L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 246 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom44.8 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase108.3 in
Length191.5 in
Width70.3 in
Height56.7 in

Cargo and Towing

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Luxury and a sports-oriented performance blend together in the 2002 Nissan Maxima SE, which gets a new 3.5-liter, 24-valve, 255-hp DOHC V6 engine with 241 lb-ft of torque and a new 6-sp... Read More
Luxury and a sports-oriented performance blend together in the 2002 Nissan Maxima SE, which gets a new 3.5-liter, 24-valve, 255-hp DOHC V6 engine with 241 lb-ft of torque and a new 6-speed manual transmission. A 4-speed auto tran is optional. The 2002 Maxima SE is also a versatile family car, with lots of interior space, good front legroom, and 15 cubic feet of trunk space, which expands when the split-folding rear seats fold down. The front-wheel drive sedan carries similar features to the base model, and gets leather trim, xenon headlights, an 8-way driver's seat, trip computer, garage opener, and wheel-mounted audio controls this year. Differences are its 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and sports suspension. A limited slip differential is optional.
Other standard equipment include dual front airbags, 4-wheel ABS brakes, auto-dimming rearview mirror, CD player, power features, security system, cruise control, and foglights. Traction control and side impact airbags are optional and help earn the 2002 Maxima SE a 4-star crash rating. A long list of options includes a new navigation system, heated leather seats, heated mirrors, a sunroof, power passenger seat, memory settings, a CD changer, and automatic climate control. Owners praise the easy handling, overall comfort, standard features, and acceleration power of the 2002 Maxima SE. A wide turning radius, inadequate brakes, and peeling paint are some criticisms.
Original MSRP: $27,639
76 national listings
Adds to GXE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · 6 disc in-dash CD · Premium Brand: Bose · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $27,639 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 255 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$27,639
Invoice$24,354

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player, CD Changer

Engine

3.5L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque 246 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom44.8 in
Back Legroom36.2 in
Wheelbase108.3 in
Length191.5 in
Width70.3 in
Height57.1 in

Cargo and Towing

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The 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE is the luxury version of the already upscale mid-sized sedan, and this year it gets a lot more bells and whistles, not the least of which is a hefty 255-hp, 3... Read More
The 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE is the luxury version of the already upscale mid-sized sedan, and this year it gets a lot more bells and whistles, not the least of which is a hefty 255-hp, 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine, matched to a 4-speed automatic. New standard equipment on the 2002 Maxima GLE includes 8-way power front seats (previously optional) with driver's memory settings, leather upholstery, a trip computer, upgraded audio system with a CD changer, xenon headlights, wood trim, and larger 17-inch alloy wheels.
This is all in addition to the power windows, locks, and mirrors, auto-dimming rearview mirror, ABS brakes, dual front airbags, leather accents, remote entry, garage door opener, a security system, and wheel-mounted audio controls. Foglights are also standard, and not available on the base GLE. The 2002 Maxima GLE also comes with more options, and you'll see many with a sunroof, heated mirrors and seats, a rear spoiler, side impact airbags, and traction control. New this year is an optional navigation system. Getting all the standard luxury features at a less than luxury price is a big draw for 2002 Maxima GLE owners, who also say it is powerful and comfortable. Complaints mention a need for restyling and the fact that the Maxima isn't much different from the cheaper Altima.