Prices for the 2013 Nissan Maxima have been announced, as the full-size sedan just reached dealerships and is ready for sale. The bad news: The price on the base model has gone up $360, and now starts at $33,560, including $780 for destination and handling. The good news: Everything else is cheaper for 2013.
Sure, a 2013 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S has a higher point entry, but the Maxima 3.5 SV drops $40 to $35,860. That’s not a whole lot, but since inflation usually works the other way around, we’ll take our positives where we can get them.
For the price of entry, the base Maxima 3.5 S comes with a 3.5-liter V-6 with 290 horsepower on tap, a continuously variable automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels, LED tail lights, a power moonroof, a dual-zone climate control system, eight-way power driver’s seat, four-way power front-passenger seat, an in-dash six CD changer, and a long list of other features.
Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV models have more of the same, but adds standard Bluetooth and leather seats, among other features. New for 2013 is the SV Value Package that bundles the optional Bose audio system, and cold package for $1,000, a savings of $500. And, of course, Sport and Premium packages are also still available, adding 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, dual-pane moonroof, and rearview camera to the mix, depending on how the Nissan Maxima is optioned.
The Sport package costs an additional $3,250, and the Premium package costs $3,700.
While fast, luxurious, and sporty, the 2013 Nissan Maxima crawls into its fifth model year on sale without much fanfare. Given the recent hoopla surround the 2013 Altima and other upcoming products, we can’t help but wonder what Nissan is planning for its largest sedan’s next redesign.