From the outside the 2011 Nissan Maxima appears curvy and flamboyant, with just-right proportions and a low-but-upright grille, flanked by headlights that streak back to two points, with fenders that flare upward slightly, in a look that a friend described as "ready to rumble." To top it off, the Maxima comes with flared wheelwells and low-profile tires mounted on eye-catching alloys.
Interior appointments—with premium leather, matte-metallic brightwork, and "Eucalyptus Wood-Tone" trim—are absolutely beautiful, and feel like they'd be at home in one of Nissan's Infiniti luxury-brand products.
For 2011, the Maxima gets a number of minor revisions, including a rolled-edge tailpipe finisher. Sport models now have smoked headlamps, a dark chrome grille, and shiny gray interior stitching.