With its midsize car, the Maxima, Nissan offers a choice
of base, sporty, or luxury models. This sedan demonstrates
excellent acceleration and steering ability, and proves
to be comfortable, quiet, and roomy enough for five passengers.
Thanks to its split folding rear seat, the 2003 Nissan Maxima
provides ample room for luggage and equipment as well.
The 2003 Nissan Maxima is available in three models: the
GXE, the SE, and the GLE. All are 4-door sedans, and all
come with 4-speed automatic transmission though the SE can
also be purchased with 6-speed manual transmission.
The standard interior features of the 2003 Nissan Maxima
include a tilt steering wheel with radio controls, an 8-way
power driver seat, a trip computer, a tachometer, and power
door locks and windows. This sedan also comes equipped with
standard air conditioning, cruise control, power steering,
and an AM/FM/cassette/CD player.
The SE and GLE models also have a leather-wrapped steering
wheel as an additional standard feature, while with the
GLE, Nissan goes further yet, including leather upholstery,
automatic climate control, a 4-way power passenger seat,
and a driver-seat memory system. Also standard on the upscale
GLE is a Bose AM/FM/cassette with in-dash 6-disc CD changer.
A navigation system is an attractive option for the SE
and GLE models.
All three Maxima models have automatic xenon headlights.
Alloy wheels are also standard, 16-inch on the GXE, and
17-inch on the SE and the GLE models. While the SE is provided
with a rear spoiler as another standard feature, this is
also available as an option on the GXE and GLE models. A
power sunroof is another available option on both the SE
and the GLE models.
Under the hood of the 2003 Nissan Maxima is a 3.5-litre
dohc V6 engine, which produces 255 hp at 5800 rpm, and 246
lbs-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. The GXE and GLE models come
with 4-speed automatic transmission, and the SE model comes
with either 4-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed manual
transmission. Boosting its sporty image, the SE is also
furnished with sport suspension.
Safety and Security
The standard safety features on all three Maxima models
are anti-lock 4-wheel disc brakes, brake assist, dual front
airbags, and front-seat active head restraints. For security,
all Maximas come equipped with a theft-deterrent system.
The SE and GLE models also have fog lights, while the GLE
is also provided with front side airbags.
2003 Nissan Maxima Highlights
aggressive styling with fluid forms sweeping front
to rear, unique rear end design
on/off xenon headlights (ambient light sensitive)
reducing solar glass
new exterior colors Sheer Silver and Polished
Titanium (Titanium Edition Package only)
DOHC 24-valve V6 producing 255 horsepower and 246
close ratio manual transmission standard on SE models
electronically controlled automatic transmission (std
on GXE, GLE, opt. on SE)
Traction Control System (TCS) (GLE, SE with automatic)
Helical Limited-Slip Differential (SE manual)
power-assisted disc brakes, standard 4-wheel Anti-lock
Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake force Distribution
(EBD) and Brake Assist
Nissan Navigation System with 3-D Birdview display
and touch screen control (SE, GLE)
Titanium Edition Package with Bose® audio system
with AM/FM in-dash 6-disc CD changer, front seat side-impact
supplemental air bags, in-mirror compass, stainless
steel sill plates with Maxima logo, floor mats, titanium-tint
color accent on center console, titanium-tint accent
stitching on steering wheel and shifter, and alloy
wheels with bright wheel finish (SE)
Meridian Edition with heated seats, outside mirrors
and steering wheel (SE, GLE)
microfilter ventilation with reusable, washable filter
in-meter trip computer with outside temperature display,
distance to empty, average fuel economy, average speed
and driving time
dual-stage supplemental air bags and available front
seat side-impact supplemental air bags (std. on GLE)
front seat side-impact supplemental air bags (std.
On GLE, available in SE Titanium Edition Package)
(Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren) child seat
a Free Price Quote on a Nissan Maxima.
255 @ 5800
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