1999 Nissan Maxima

  • 1999 Nissan Maxima GLE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/205
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $26,899
  • 1999 Nissan Maxima GXE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/205
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $21,499
  • 1999 Nissan Maxima SE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/205
    • ENGINE
      3.0L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,499
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1999 Nissan Maxima Review

More attitude than its competitors.

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Overview

The Nissan Maxima has long been considered the top of the line for Japanese sport sedans. 1999 was the first model year to offer a number of options including traction control. This is a very comfortable sedan that offers quite a bit for the money.

The 1999 Nissan Maxima car offers a very roomy interior and a high level of luxury. It should since it's the basis for the very impressive Infiniti I30. Many reviewers were fascinated by the large amount of legroom offered. It's larger and slightly more luxurious than the standard sports sedan. The only drawback seems to be the exterior, which is still pretty dull and basic.

The Range

Body: sport sedan
Engine: 3.0-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Nissan Maxima GXE, Nissan Maxima SE, Nissan Maxima SE Limited, Nissan Maxima GLE

What's New

The 1999 Nissan Maxima introduces traction control on the models with the four-speed automatic transmission. A new trim level called the SE Limited is available. It's now offered in four new colors. There are also some other new features that are available for some of the trim levels.

Exterior

The 1999 Nissan Maxima has a very basic styling reminiscent of a Chevy, which gives this vehicle a lackluster look. Nissan is trying to spruce this car up by offering new colors. Unfortunately, this is still not anything to write home about or take a lot of time to looking at.

Interior

The 1999 Nissan Maxima's the best part is the interior. It is definitely a cut above comparable sports sedans. The GLE get standard features such as leather seating, a power driver’s seat, a power front passenger’s seat, air-conditioning, and automatic climate control. A Bose audio system is available as an option.

Performance & Handling

The 1999 Nissan Maxima gets rave reviews for its three-liter V-6 engine, which provides swift acceleration and excellent fuel economy at the same time. It puts out 190 horsepower and gives it the capacity to tow up to 1000 pounds. Handling is better than average for the class and handles well even on winding, back country roads.

Safety

The 1999 Nissan Maxima offers a host of safety options including side-curtain airbags, keyless entry, and a garage door opener. An anti-theft alarm system and four-wheel ABS are also available as options. Traction control is only available for the model with the automatic transmission.

EPA Fuel Economy

Nissan Maxima: 18/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Lots of interior room
  • Well-built engine that delivers a lot of power
  • Good fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior
  • Superior handling

You Won't Like

  • Boring, unstylish body
  • Some of the design features
  • Lack of choice in engines and transmissions

Sum Up

More attitude than its competitors.

If You Like This Vehicle

  • Subaru Legacy
  • Lexus ES 300
  • Infiniti I30
  • Dodge Neon
  • Saab 9-3

See the New 2014 Maxima.

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