The 2021 Nissan Maxima Sedan comes in only 1 body type: Sedan. The Maxima Sedan is available in 3 different trim level options: 3.5 SV, 3.5 SR, and Platinum. The 3.5 SV is the base trim level option, while the Platinum is the highest, most expensive configuration.

Which Nissan Maxima Trim Level Should I Buy?

The base 2021 Nissan Maxima is the SV trim level and comes fairly well equipped with standard safety features. Some of these include frontal collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, rear automatic braking, lane departure warning, and a drowsy driver monitor. All 2021 Maxima trims come with a 3.5-liter V6 engine with CVT. Other standard features include heated front seats, leather seating, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an 8-inch touchscreen.

The highest trim level available for the 2021 Nissan Maxima is the Platinum model. The Maxima Platinum comes with automatic wipers, premium leather seating, and a rear window sunshade. It also adds a sunroof, heated steering wheel, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system.

Our pick for the best 2021 Nissan Maxima is the SR trim level. The sporty version of the Maxima comes with a sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera system.

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In this guide, we will breakdown the differences between each Nissan Maxima Sedan configuration and help you determine which trim level to purchase.

What's the Difference Between 2021 Nissan Maxima Trim Levels?

Below is a table comparing some of the major features for the most popular Nissan Maxima Sedan trim levels.

Nissan Maxima Trims

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Nissan Maxima trim?

Our pick for the best 2021 Nissan Maxima is the SR trim level. The sporty version of the Maxima comes with a sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters, front and rear parking sensors, and a surround-view camera system.

What are the different trim levels for a Nissan Maxima?

The Nissan Maxima Sedan is available in 3 different trim level options: 3.5 SV, 3.5 SR, and Platinum.

What is the most basic Nissan Maxima model?

The Nissan Maxima Sedan Type starts at $36,990. The 3.5 SV is the base trim level option, while the Platinum is the highest, most expensive configuration.

What are similar models to the Nissan Maxima Trim?

Some similar models include the Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Honda Accord, Volkswagen Passat, and Nissan Altima.