In case you’re opting for the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made nowadays, but the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo occurs to be one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo presents ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this sort of car can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo, however, also has some flaws generally associated with this sort of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not fond of the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo’s journey and driving expertise start to fall in line with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate checking out the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a standard body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has the next maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert bundle adds forward collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further price. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo also presents power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo recent by adding a budget-conscious Commonplace Version Worth Package as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Version packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embody the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo, which pushes the 2019 Nissan Maxima Nismo into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.