2008 Nissan Maxima Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Total Number of Speakers: 8 · 240 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Dash trim: simulated alloy · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: cornering, Auto on, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Rear moonroof: fixed glass · Sunroof: fixed glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $28,130 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 255 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$28,130
Invoice$25,771

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

3.5L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 252 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length194.4 in
Width71.7 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Maximum Payload999 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Little changed from last year, the 2008 Nissan Maxima SE represents the sports-oriented version of this full-size luxury sedan. The sporty part means you get bolstered front seats, leat... Read More
Little changed from last year, the 2008 Nissan Maxima SE represents the sports-oriented version of this full-size luxury sedan. The sporty part means you get bolstered front seats, leather interior trim, 18-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and a flashy rear spoiler. The engine is the same as that in the SL - a 3.5-liter, 24-valve, DOHC V6 that delivers 255 hp and 252 ft-lbs of torque when matched with a CVT (continuously variable transmission). The front-wheel-drive sedan earns four stars in crash tests and comes standard with 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a tire monitor, traction control, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags. Also standard are foglights, cornering lights, and automatic headlights. Parking sensors and stability control are available as options.
This roomy sedan feels even more spacious with the SkyView sunroof, a two-panel sunroof that extends nearly the entire length of the cabin. Since it's still a luxury as well as a sport sedan, the 2008 Maxima SE comes with full power features, including an 8-way power driver's seat, remote start, wheel-mounted cruise and audio controls, a CD player with eight speakers, a trip computer, leather and sporty alloy interior trim, a temperature display, a garage opener, and a security system. Bundled options add leather seats, a 6-CD player, and a 4-way power passenger seat. A new Platinum Edition Package adds a heated steering wheel, parking sensors, memory settings, Bluetooth, and xenon headlights. Also available is a navigation system. Although the Maxima SE's 19/25 mpg estimates aren't terrible, drivers expect more out of a Nissan.
Adds to SE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · Premium Brand: Bose · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: SiriusXM · Speed Sensitive Volume Control · 2 subwoofers · Total Number of Speakers: 8 · 320 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.6 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brake width: 0.4 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: wood, leather · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Push-button start · Reading lights: front, rear · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, cargo net, front seatback · Universal remote transmitter · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Heated · Manual adjustments: 2 · Power adjustments: 8
Exterior Features Body side moldings: body-color · Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Front fog lights · Headlights: cornering, Auto on, auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Rear moonroof: fixed glass · Sunroof: fixed glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: speed sensitive, intermittent · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger
Price $30,380 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.5L 255 hp V6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$30,380
Invoice$27,829

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
Continuously Variable Transmission
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

3.5L 255 hp V6
Power 255 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 252 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume20 gal
Front Legroom43.9 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length194.4 in
Width71.7 in
Height58.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Maximum Payload1,011 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Although it shares a 3.5-liter, 255-hp DOHC V6 and CVT transmission with its sporty SE sibling, the 2008 Nissan Maxima SL focuses more on luxury and comfort than performance. Examples o... Read More
Although it shares a 3.5-liter, 255-hp DOHC V6 and CVT transmission with its sporty SE sibling, the 2008 Nissan Maxima SL focuses more on luxury and comfort than performance. Examples of this include leather upholstery, heated front seats, a 4-way power passenger seat to join the 8-way driver's seat, a Bose sound system with 6-CD player and MP3 playback, and satellite radio. Its all-season tires are mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels, instead of the 18-inch wheels on the SE. This front-wheel-drive sedan comes with traction control, 4-wheel disk and ABS brakes, dual front-side and side curtain airbags, automatic headlights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, foglights, and a tire monitor. Stability control, a navigation system, and rear parking assist can be added.
Other standard equipment matches that of the SE. This includes a full-length SkyView sunroof, dual-zone climate control, wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls, intermittent wipers, remote start and remote entry, a garage opener, security system, trip computer, and power outlets. Faux wood trim is added to the leather and alloy found in the SE. The 2008 Maxima SL seats four, with split-folding rear seats and a 15-cubic-foot trunk that comes with a cargo net and trunk light. The rear spoiler from the SE is available for the SL, along with the new Platinum Edition Package. This adds 2-way memory settings for the mirrors, driver's seat, and steering wheel, as well as Bluetooth, power tilt and telescopic steering, and folding mirrors.