2020 Nissan Maxima May Get Intelligent All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System


The 2020 Nissan Maxima is introducing a mid-cycle update. This sporty four-door sedan looks very attractive and it comes with plenty of standard equipment. The all-new model comes with a smooth and quiet ride. Updates will happen both from the inside and from the outside.

However, the most significant change will happen under the skin. According to the latest reports, Maxima will offer an Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive System. The same setup can be found in the new Nissan Altima. This update will provide a significant boost for the sporty sedan. However, Maxima is still far from the Mercedes’ and Audi’s sedans in terms of luxury.

2020 Nissan Maxima interior

2020 Nissan Maxima Exterior Looks Perfect

The exterior of the 2020 Nissan Maxima is a masterpiece. Nissan delivers amazing design and new Altima is perhaps the finest example. Now, Maxima will host a couple of exterior upgrades that will make it even more attractive. A sculpted V-Motion grille looks perfect. Character lines are really sharp and paintwork is amazing.

Floating roof is another great piece of styling. Even the headlights and taillights are sculpted. New Maxima will sport more chrome accents. LED headlights are standard while the panoramic moonroof will be optional. Generally, the 2020 Maxima will represent one of the best-looking sedans on the market.

Interior Features and Changes

From the inside, Maxima will offer a room for five persons. Interior room is good but still far from Altima’s interior room. It makes sense, Maxima is a shorter sedan. However, the 2020 Nissan Maxima comes with incredibly upscale interior design. Comfort is great. This sedan holds perfect diamond pattern on the seats and door panels. Also, hexagonal shapes of the vents and similar stuff are looking very modern.

Plenty of soft-touch materials are providing even more premium feeling from the inside. An 8-inch infotainment display is new. Also, a multifunctional knob on the center console is all-new. Leather seats are optional but comfort is truly great even with the standard cloth upholstery. A telescoping steering wheel is optional once again.

2020 Nissan Maxima engine

Engine Details

The all-new 2020 Nissan Maxima is offering a single engine option. It is the same 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 300 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is rated at 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Also, an XTronic CVT transmission is available as standard.

The engine is also offering numerous driving modes. For instance, Sport mode adjusts the throttle response for a more pleasant and comfier ride. The front-wheel-drive configuration will remain standard on the base model.

New Intelligent AWD

The 2020 Nissan Maxima will get an Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive System (AWD). Current Altima sedan already offers this configuration. Now, Maxima will finally offer this feature that will improve the ride quality even more. However, this system will be optional on the base model. Higher trim levels will offer Intelligent AWD as standard.

This is a rumor for now, but Nissan basically already confirmed this. You must admit, Nissan’s flagship sedan needs to have one such a modern feature even as an option. On top of that, the AWD system will provide an all-weather capability that is standard for the modern SUVs. Throw in relatively fresh suspension and steering system and you will get a premium ride comfort.

2020 Nissan Maxima side

2020 Nissan Maxima Price and Release Date

The all-new 2020 Nissan Maxima will cost around $35,000. A platinum model will cost over $40,000. New Intelligent All-Wheel-Drive system will be optional on the base model and it will cost $2,000. Nissan’s newest sedan will hit the dealerships this summer.


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