One of the most important features that you need to check when you are planning to buy a car is the safety ratings that the car has got. A car that has the highest safety ratings will offer you fearless driving and traveling. Recently, the federal government awarded the 2016 Nissan Maxima luxury sedan car with the five star safety rating. This means that the car is completely safe for its occupants as it has proved to be quite fit when it comes to side crash, frontal crash and rollover problems.
The all new sporty luxury sedan has been grabbing a lot of eyeballs since hitting the roads in America. The New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) testing program by the federal government has given this car a clean chit when it comes to safety aspects. All the subcategories of testing have been conducted on the 2016 Nissan Maxima and the car has passed all tests with flying colors.
The 2016 Nissan Maxima has got a four star rating in the side pole test. This test simulates a side impact with a tree or a pole at a speed of 20mph. The safety ratings by other U.S. vehicle testing agencies for the Nissan Maxima have not come out so far. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) report is expected very soon. There are many other testing agencies who have not conducted their tests on the new Nissan Maxima.
The safety rating tests was not a smooth sailing for the new Nissan Maxima. The federal government has found a glitch in the frontal crash test and came out with a report that the fuel system gave away about 20 ounces of fuel on frontal crash. This is more or less related to the fire risk recall for the Maxima vehicles that was announced earlier in August by Nissan Motors.
As many as 5,458 luxury Nissan Maxima sedan built in the United States were recalled till June. The dealership was able to fix the problem very quickly and hence the sales of the car were not stopped for long. Within a few weeks, the sale of the 2016 Maxima had commenced and is going great guns at the moment.
This four door luxury sedan sports car is offered with a revised 3.5 liter V-6 engine that offers 300 hp power at 261 lb-ft and the Xtronic CVT offers even better power. The Nissan Maxima offers a mileage of 19 mpg in the city and 23 to 26 mpg on the highways. The car is offered with front wheel drive and continuously variable auto transmission.