Nissan officially unveiled its new 2019 Maxima sedan at the recent Los Angeles Auto Show. We received confirmation then that the Canadian edition would largely mirror its American counterpart. We now have full details for the pricing and the different trims to be offered in our market.
While there are no drastic changes being made in comparison with the outgoing 2018 model, the 2019 Nissan Maxima does get some extra content in comparison with before, and a revised price tag to go with that.
Esthetic updates include a redesigned front grille and cowl. The front fascia now incorporates LED lights as standard equipment. In back, the middle part of the back end has been retouched as well, as have the rear lights; four exhaust tips have been added also – two per side. The SR version of the 2019 Maxima gets a spoiler as well.
In terms of safety, the features that make up Nissan’s Safety Shield 360 package can now be added as an option. These include automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, high beam assist and rear automatic braking.
Also notable is the inclusion of a new feature that is gradually spreading throughout the industry, which alerts the driver of the possible presence of a passenger in a rear seat when the engine is turned off.
The Canadian edition will consist of three versions: SL, SR and Platinum. Respective price points for them are $40,790, $43,190 and $45,650.
Transport fees come to $1,795, and whenever we report on these we can’t help but point out yet again how Canadian consumers are getting hammered with this extra charge.
All the Maxima versions are powered by Nissan’s 3.5L V6, which delivers 300 hp working in conjunction with a CVT.
Nissan will be delivering the first 2019 Maximas to Canadian dealerships next January.