• Mar 18, 2008
Click above to view high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan Maxima

Forums are fast becoming the bane of automakers that've spent a lot of time, energy and money coordinating a new car's debut. Nissan was hoping to debut the all-new 2009 Maxima tomorrow during the New York Auto Show, but forum Supernissans.net has burst this carmaker's bubble a bit early. Six pics of the new 2009 Nissan Maxima were posted on this forum, which we've included in the gallery below, and more have begun showing up on other sites around the web. We'll have details on the car, as well as more live shots and high-res official photos, tomorrow morning when the new Maxima rolls out on stage in the Big Apple. Until then, we're sure you're eager to check out the pics and discuss this polarizing design in the comments.


[Source: Supernissans.net, World Car Fans, Motor Authority]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This is a gorgeous sedan. The CTS wishes it looked as good. However, will it be priced close to the Infiniti or the Altima? What will differentiate it from those twos successful models? Hmmmmm?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Dude are u serious? This thing is extra REGULAR looking. It cant hold a candle to the CTS in any way.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm not a fan of the [too many] CTS sharp lines, but it's miles ahead of the Maxima. This thing is so ordinary looking, but a Toyota Camry rear end and BMW trunk wana-be.

        This is really a shame because I was looking forward to an exciting new Maxima. You'd think after waiting for so long to offer a redesign, they would have come up something good.

        Oh well, point proven again, leave the aesthetics to the Euro manufacturers.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Right, Jake. It took all of two minutes for this design to get dated. The CTS has nothing to fear.
        lexx
        • 6 Years Ago
        are you kidding? the cadillac cts is probably one of the best looking sedans out there today. all this is is an accord with funky headlights. i do respect nissan in makin this car have more of a muscular stance, and i like the hood bulge. does anyone know the top range engine in the previous maxima?
      • 6 Years Ago
      i think it looks good... i have a 97 maxima with 220k miles and also an x5 2003 with 83k miles.. The Bmw has been in the shop more than i actually drove the car... the point is that when buying a nissan maxima.. forget about the looks ur buying a car that will last and u can trust... i just wish the headlight were a lil different other than that it looks good mixture of Lexues Es350 G35 hood, and civic rear!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice profile, Yaris Rear, Cheesy infiniti wanna be interior, charger aped front end with funky head lights. I was never a fan of the current gen Maxima but I gotta say the front end on that car is atleast bearable"

      http://www.nissanusa.com/img/wallpapers/maxima/maxima_04_800.jpg

      What a shame just when nissan was getting better with their cars they all got drunk off the champagne at the design studio and we are now left with ugly catastrophes like this and the new murano
      • 6 Years Ago
      okay... so first of all, so called automotive design guru's this car looks nothing like "thou art CTS" you guys finally have an american car that doesn't look like it was designed in the 80's and you use it as a measuring stick to compare everything else against... i mean they aren't even competing with eachother!!! the cts competes with the g35 and oh, by the way the g35/37 owners on this forum aren't intimidated by the CTS in the least.. it could have performed better, which is why it isn't as impressive to me.. as far as having yaris-like tailights, i'll give you that but everything else you guys are saying makes no sense.. i don't there is a car out today that doesn't at least some design language with its stablemates aka "altima" "murano".. What sense would that make?! why would nissan have a lineup of cars that all looked completlely different.. as far as nissan having too many v6 sedans, thats just dumb!! i don't see why the sentra se-r doesn't have the vq35 under the hood.. i personally don't think that people looking to buy an infiniti g35/37 would be shopping in the nissan dealership (although they are the same company) infiniti is more of a status symbol, and you guys are comparing apples to oranges.. if i have the money to buy, and WANT a g35 thats what i'm going to buy, i'm not going to go over to the nissan dealer and say hmm? why don't i just get a maxima, its cheaper.. just look at the japanese market and see how many v6 sedans toyota sells and alot of them are actually the same size which is another point i would like to make.. the maxima, altima, and g35 all drive completely different and as much as nissan would wish that all their sedans/coupes drove like the g35/gtr its just not possible and everyone isn't looking for the same driving dynamics.. and trust me the altima and maxima are two different cars and don't drive the same.. this car is not a bad looking car and if they could manage to throw in a 3.7 liter with all wheel drive this car would and could be the benchmark for midsize/midpriced sedans in america.. what other car companies are trying to bring the life back into the driving experience? take away the headlights/ THE NISSAN GTR INSPIRED fender flares and throw in some unoffensive tailights and make it all look pretty and what do you have? more vanilla. this car at least has a little personality and style and its not a bad looking car.. stop trying to compare every new car to what was out b4 it.. trust me every car on the road shares something with something that came before it... try to appreciate new cars when they come out for what they are instead of immediately dogging them for stupid reasons.. if this car brings its game to the table with awd or rwd this thing is going to be awsome...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, Maxima fans wanted a more clean, lean and masculine looking next generation model for this vehicle and I think Nissan delivered. I really like it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not sure I like the back end but the rest of the car is a pretty big improvement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dang. That sucker's ugly. Like someone else said, I appreciate that they're trying to do something different with the headlights, but compared to the blandness of the rest of the car they just come off looking over-styled and ugly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If you squint, you can see the Maserati Quattroporte in the front end of this car-from the grill, to the front bumper, and even the way the hood edge doesn't come all the way to the front of the car.

      Inside, it looks like an Infiniti.
      • 6 Years Ago
      WTF???

      This is a joke right. I mean how could this design actually make it through all the levels of approval?
      • 6 Years Ago
      WAY too much going on - front end is a dead ringer of the Mitsubishi ZT concept shown a few months ago crossed with a Scion tc.

      http://www.autoblog.com/photos/mitsubishi-concept-zt/456408/

      Doesn't do a thing for me....

      • 6 Years Ago
      CTS eat your cheap angular ugly senior citizen heart out!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Looks nice, but will never match up to the CTS. It's ok, but what's with the square grille?
        • 6 Years Ago
        I like GM but I agree with you.
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