The 2017 Nissan Maxima – A Good Choice For Safety-Conscious Buyers?

Safety is becoming increasingly for car buyers as they look for cars that not only look good and drive well but also come equipped with the latest safety features. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is a good choice for car owners, passing various safety tests with flying colors as well as being a reliable car to drive. Here’s the lowdown on one of 2017’s safest cars.

2017 Nissan Maxima – Overview

The Nissan Maxima is a large car, but one that packs an incredible safety record. It was named by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s ‘top safety picks’ of the year, as well as various car magazines. Large cars can often suffer in the safety rankings, but with many top-range features, you can’t go wrong with the Nissan Maxima. The car also benefits from great handling and a sleek design, making it an excellent choice of car for any driver.

2017 Nissan Maxima


Nissan likes to describe the Maxima as a ‘4-door sports car’, and it’s easy to see why. A more sophisticated choice of sedan, it boasts a sporty exterior, 3.5L, V-6 engine and a remote-start button that makes it a more fun car to drive. While the model may have been better with rear-wheel-drive as opposed to front-wheel drive handling, it remains an excellent value car for its cost which is currently around USD 33,425 – 43,000.

Inside the car, you’ll find a host of extras including Apple CarPlay, quilted leather seats (available as an upgrade) and ambient lighting all add to the luxury driving experience.

The 2017 Nissan Maxima


The Nissan Maxima comes with the kind of safety features that can easily make someone a more confident driver. The New York Times has reported that safer cars will help keep older people on the road for longer (, so having the right features is becoming vital for cars to be able to compete in the market. Using Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility initiative, the Maxima has a fantastic Predictive Forward Collision Warning, that can help monitor potential accidents up to 2 cars ahead. This means that you will not only be less likely to be involved in a collision with the car in front but will be able to avoid rear collisions by alerting drivers behind you. Couple with the car’s Forward Emergency Braking that will kick in to reduce impact where necessary. With six airbags, anti-lock braking, traction control systems and other features, you will certainly feel more confident behind the wheel of the Maxima.

As with any car, you should keep an eye out for manufacturing faults or damage that could affect your car’s safety. A reliable garage services can help to keep your car in good shape and make it safer to drive on the road. Make sure you book yourself in for your regular service to ensure the longest lifespan for your car.

The right car can make all the difference when it comes to safety. If you want to become a safer driver, take a look at these great car safety tips and consider investing in a new car with the latest safety features for extra security on the road

Wilko is a full-time motoring journalist with an obsessive interest in all things automotive.