Nissan refreshed the Maxima full-size sedan in 2019, and for 2020 has made its Safety Shield 360 suite of advanced safety features standard across the entire lineup and made the once-optional Premium Package for the Maxima SR standard for 2020. Prices for the base-level S model start at $35,145 — including an $895 destination charge — up $200 over the outgoing version.
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Most of the lineup sees similar minimal increases. The Maxima SV is now $37,195 — up $240 — and the SL will cost $39,535 — a $100 increase. Only the top Platinum trim sees no price change at $42,435. But meanwhile, the sporty SR model will cost just $90 less than the Platinum at $42,345, $1,820 more than its 2019 predecessor; that’s because the Premium Package, which includes a panoramic moonroof and Nissan’s Intelligent Around View Monitor — which cost $1,820 in 2019 — is now standard. So from that perspective, it’s a wash.
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Direct competition for the Maxima is slim, but the 2020 Toyota Avalon is priced slightly higher to start (but also offers a hybrid powertrain option) at $36,605, and the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is still being made for now and has a starting price thousands less than the Maxima at $28,895 before available discounts. All prices include a destination charge.
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