We did a test drive in the 2019 Nissan Maxima, but will it be Drew's NEXT CAR? There's a lot to like and there are also a few things that we found after driving the Maxima for an afternoon:
PROS:
+ Powerful V6 engine
+ Stylish and luxurious cabin
+ Nice quality ride
+ Lots of discounts

CONS:
- CVT
- FWD only
- Lackluster steering


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As Tested (Maxima Platinum): $43,000+


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Special thanks to...
Gates Nissan, in Richmond, KY:
4098 Atwood Dr, Richmond, KY 40475
www.gatesnissan.net/

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Comments

    • Bill H
      Bill H

      G70. When you def ready to buy. Sell your trade (if you have one), and tell the dealer you will get your own financing. That way the only thing to negotiate (and not get screwed) is the new car.

      When it comes to fuel. Premium fuel has detergents in it to keep the engine from building up carbon, especially, with direct injection engines. That’s why some manufacturers, on certain vehicles, is recommended to use the higher octane petro.

      about 3 months ago
    • Amin Inshassi
      Amin Inshassi

      Nice video! The Nissan Maxima is very luxurious, but based on your criteria, I would consider the following options for $30k:

      2019 Mazda6 Grand Touring with Turbo engine
      2019 Honda Accord Sport with 2.0 Turbo engine (Manual or Automatic).
      2019 Mazda3 Premium Sedan with AWD

      I'm sure there's other options, but those are the cars I can think of at this time that are sporty, comfortable, practical, and fun to drive for around $30k (no CVT).

      about 3 months ago
    • Amin Inshassi
      Amin Inshassi In reply to Amin Inshassi

      @Car Confections You're welcome Drew. Hope you're enjoying your Father's Day.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Amin Inshassi

      I will be looking at those options as well! Thanks for the suggestions!

      about 3 months ago
    • raph0412
      raph0412

      Great car but it's really a big boat. I knew someone with your height and thin body frame and regretted have such a huge car. He ended up trading the maxima for a 2018 GTI. I still vote for the Jetta GLI or Accord for you even though the Accord is incrementally smaller than the Maxima. The Maxima is on the same size platform as the Avalon. GL!

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to raph0412

      Yeah thanks for that info! I could certainly make due with something smaller which is why I'm not really searching in a specific class 🙂

      about 3 months ago
    • Sonic_1000
      Sonic_1000

      Just got a new 18 Maxima SL. Was the best compromise for sport and luxury. The new CVT is light years ahead of the last one!

      about 3 months ago
    • Mike Bereck
      Mike Bereck

      I would buy your next car at 2-3 years old and sell it at 5 year old. Best value for your money!

      about 3 months ago
    • Christian Alvarez
      Christian Alvarez

      2019 Toyota Avalon is the way to go!

      about 3 months ago
    • George L
      George L

      Forget the Maxima! Get a Ford Fusion while you can! You might even get a great discount... and no CVT!

      about 3 months ago
    • Killer stuff on the Internet.
      Killer stuff on the Internet.

      A car is car, after sometime, it is something you won’t make a big deal of

      about 3 months ago
    • Rashed Abu Zahra
      Rashed Abu Zahra

      Wait who is that guy next to him

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Rashed Abu Zahra

      My brother Mason

      about 3 months ago
    • Rashed Abu Zahra
      Rashed Abu Zahra

      Look at the Altima it looks better on the inside and the outside and it’s cheaper

      about 3 months ago
    • james ferrer
      james ferrer

      A Smart car. Fits ur demeanor.

      about 3 months ago
    • Ryan Frisby
      Ryan Frisby

      Howdy, nice video!😸😻😸

      about 3 months ago
    • Dwayne Woodard
      Dwayne Woodard

      This Maxima might not be the best choice but if you want something much more sportier you can try the Kia stinger my family has tested it out but it isn't as roomy as it looks like. So if you're willing to put more money in sport instead of comfort you should try out the Kia
      Next if you want something real sporty you should get a Cheve SS
      Finally if you want a great car the will last you guys should get a Honda 2.0 liter

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Dwayne Woodard

      Thanks for the suggestions!

      about 3 months ago
    • Proper
      Proper

      Get the 2019 Avalon XSE or the Camry XSE V6

      about 3 months ago
    • Natwayn Altema
      Natwayn Altema

      2019 Toyota Camry XSE

      about 3 months ago
    • Mikey Tylutki
      Mikey Tylutki

      I hated my 2017 and my 2018. I will say I do put premium in and it does get better gas mileage and power. I’ve gotten 33 miles per gallon on the parkway. The most I’ve gotten was 36.8 MPG on an 18 mile straight away.

      about 3 months ago
    • Dalt
      Dalt

      I worked for nissan and I own a 2003 Maxima with no issues. My car has the 4 Speed auto transmission, I went the safe route in reliability and the car is quiet as a mosquito and roars like a bear. I would test drive an Avalon with great specs, plus they have great reliability, and they hold their value. The car also has the 8 speed automatic transmission allowing better fuel economy.
      I hope this helps, will be here if you have any advice.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Dalt

      Thanks for the input! Definitely appreciate hearing people's ownership experiences!

      about 3 months ago
    • Sergio
      Sergio

      Acura tlx a-spec

      about 3 months ago
    • dan339g
      dan339g

      I’ve long been a Maxima fan, having positive experiences owning 2 over the years, it continues to offer a great mix of luxury and sportiness in a spacious and stylish package. With the more recent models, the “elephant in the room” is certainly the CVT transmission, which does sacrifice the sensory feedback associated with performance for peak power and efficiency that is better suited to those who can accept a less engaging driving experience. Personally, for the right price, I could live with this given the overall positive attributes, but there are other sedans with more innovative engineering that achieve similar levels of efficiency without this compromise. In this regard, the Maxima is a bit behind the curve, but it may also allow for deeper dealer discounts when it comes time to buy. Life is a series of tradeoff's, so just need to decide which you are willing to make :)

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to dan339g

      That's right. Some of the comments are saying I'm crazy for even considering it but like you said, every car is going to have some kind of tradeoffs

      about 3 months ago
    • ELPJM09
      ELPJM09

      It’s a Nissan. Low resale value, unreliable CVT and design just looks old, compared to the competition. The new Toyota Avalon looks more sleek, modern with higher quality. Even a top of the line Camry XSE V6 will be better.I think you get your moneys worth with Toyota compared to Nissan.

      about 3 months ago
    • *
      *

      Buy a car with a CVT and I un-sub #looseallcred

      about 3 months ago
    • *
      * In reply to *

      @Car Confections Good because you guys do a great job.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to *

      You're not gonna have to worry about that...

      about 3 months ago
    • Chris Haywood
      Chris Haywood

      Sorry if I’m wrong but are y’all a couple? Just curious! ;)

      about 3 months ago
    • Chris Haywood
      Chris Haywood In reply to Chris Haywood

      Oh crap! My bad!! I’m so sorry. Please forgive me... anyway y’all are awesome and I enjoy watching your videos.

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to Chris Haywood

      We're brothers! 🤮

      about 3 months ago
    • KAI Terminators
      KAI Terminators

      Try a genesis g70

      about 3 months ago
    • Car Confections
      Car Confections In reply to KAI Terminators

      Absolutely!

      about 3 months ago
    • MrFlyboy1313
      MrFlyboy1313

      You need to try Hyundai and the Toyota

      about 3 months ago
    • JokerG16
      JokerG16

      If he’s looking at Max, why would you all suggest him look at a cheaper Altima or Accord? Those things have shitty 4-cyl engines that sound like vacuums.

      about 3 months ago
    • JokerG16
      JokerG16

      *sigh* more of this CVT bashing smh. CVTs are fine. People literally don’t change their oil, much less the CVT fluid. So how else would it last?
      Our original 07 Murano is still running strong. 200k Miles.

      about 3 months ago
    • Tyler Shrewsbury
      Tyler Shrewsbury

      MAXIMA GANGGGG

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr. Solo Dolo
      Mr. Solo Dolo

      I can give you VPP discount plan. I work for the manufacturing facility my friend.

      about 3 months ago
    • Mr. Solo Dolo
      Mr. Solo Dolo In reply to Mr. Solo Dolo

      Also a discount on the Infiniti.

      about 3 months ago
    • Andrew K
      Andrew K

      As a Nissan owner, the CVT problems just aren’t worth it in the long run

      about 3 months ago
    • Russel Almanzor
      Russel Almanzor

      Idk what your new car criteria was. But I would highly reccomend a used Mercedes-Benz E350 from 2012 and up. These cars are not outright sporty but if you find one with the sport package (which are VERY common) it's totally capable, maybe even more than this Nissan. I reccomend years 2012+ because that's when they used the new V6 engine and its great!!

      about 3 months ago