2020 Nissan Maxima Redesign, Concept, Price & Release Date

Nissan Maxima has been in the market for years. This lineup has given us a safe, large sedan to drive. Are you a fan of the Maxima lineup? If you are, rejoice. There is an upcoming model for the lineup: the 2020 Nissan Maxima. Currently, there is limited information regarding the details of the upcoming Maxima. If you want to know more, read on. We will tell you what we know so far about its possible redesign (including exterior and interior), performance, features, safety, release date, and price.

2020 Nissan Maxima Release Date

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2020 Nissan Maxima Redesign & Changes

In terms of redesign, we don’t think the 2020 Nissan Maxima will get a major redesign. In other words, it will have more or less the same look as the previous model. While there may not be a major redesign, that doesn’t mean there will not be any changes, updates, or upgrades. On the contrary, there should be changes, updates, and upgrades here and there. There is always a room for improvement, after all.


The 2018 Nissan Maxima has a stylish and dramatic exterior. Compared to other large sedans, it is very good looking and without a doubt stands out from the rest. At the front, it has a revised grille with a new design. It also has a stylish roof that seems to float above the car. There is also a chrome line running below its glass. The rear end looks rather ordinary. However, it has curvy hips that make it look elegant.

As the exterior currently needs no major changes, we don’t expect them to change for the upcoming Maxima. That being the case, we can expect the 2020 Maxima to be more voluptuous than the 2018 Maxima. There should be changes (more refined lines or sharper shapes, for example) that make it a more proper, more modern looking large sedan for 2020.

Interior Updates

The cabin should be filled with wood and metallic tone, similar to the previous model. We can expect there will be options for the hues of the leather, fabric, or synthetic suede upholsteries, again, similar to the previous model. We can’t say much about the interior but it is more likely than not, the interior of the 2020 Maxima will look very similar to the previous model.

The Maxima lineup has always been comfortable for the passengers inside. Of course, we expect Nissan to continue this for the 2020 Maxima. That’s not to say that the lineup doesn’t have a problem, though. It does. For instance, the problem with the 2018 Maxima is its tight back seat. This reduces the level of comfort of the large sedan. It would be nice if Nissan fixes this problem.

2020 Nissan Maxima Specs

The 2018 Maxima is powered by a 3.5L, V6 engine with an output of up to 300 horsepower with 261 lb-ft of torque.  We expect the 2020 Maxima will be powered by the same engine. The engine is quite powerful and more than capable of handling day-to-day tasks. The transmission engine will likely to be the same as well. The engine will be mated with an automatic CVT transmission. With this combination, the upcoming Maxima should have a smooth acceleration just like its predecessor.


What about features? The 2020 model will carry on the features of its predecessor. For instance, the basic trim of the 2018 model comes with features such as an 8-inch display with the infotainment system and navigation, automatic climate control (dual zone), Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic emergency braking, cloth upholstery, and power front seats. We can expect the basic trim of the 2020 model to come with these features.

As with the previous models, there will be higher trims as well for the upcoming model. These higher trims should come with features such as active noise cancellation, LED interior lighting, leather trim, parking sensors, heated front seats, ventilated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and sports suspension.

Safety Equipment

In terms of safety, the upcoming Maxima should have lots of safety features. This is expected, considering how safe the 2018 model is. The following are the standard feature the upcoming Maxima should come with: six airbags, adaptive cruise control, anti-lock brakes, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, forward-collision warning system, rear cross-traffic alert, a rearview camera, and stability control.

2020 Nissan Maxima Midnight Edition

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a safe large sedan. It is difficult to find another large sedan that has the same level of safety it has. This is not surprising, considering the fact that safety is one of the strengths of the lineup.  As such, we expect the 2020 Maxima to be at least as safe as its predecessor. Hopefully, it can be even safer. That would be a huge plus.

2020 Nissan Maxima Release Date and Price

Currently, there is no information regarding the exact release date and price of the 2020 Nissan Maxima. That being said, we can expect the 2020 model to hit the market in the second half of 2019.  Release in early 2020 is possible but we think it is unlikely to happen.

As for the price, the starting price should not veer off from the price of the previous model. In other words, it will be in the more or less the same price range. The 2018 Nissan Maxima’s starting price is set at $33,270 range for the basic trim. The price of the 2020 model should be in that range. Do expect a slight increase.


These are what we know so far about the 2020 Nissan Maxima. The Maxima lineup has been able to provide its fans with a safe, capable, and comfortable ride for years. At the very least, the upcoming Maxima should have the same level of safety, capability, and comfort as the previous model. Hopefully, it can be better. What do you think?


The 2020 Nissan Maxima is meant to be a 2020 model. There is a time gap between now and 2020, which means changes are possible. What we present here as it is our expectation of the upcoming Nissan Maxima based on the previous model and the available information regarding the upcoming model. Also, the images we use are mere illustrations and not the real images of the 2020 Maxima.