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Nissan has released pricing for its 2011 Maxima and Sentra sedans, complete with specification changes that are more along the lines of 'running changes' than they are actual product freshenings. No matter, the Maxima will start at $30,810 in 3.5S CVT guise, while the sportier SV rings up at $33,530. On the more frugal side, the Sentra 2.0 6MT rings in at $15,520, spooling all the way up to $20,080 for the line-topping SE-R Spec V 2.5 model.

On the upgrade front, the 290-horsepower Maxima receives smoked headlights, darkened chrome grill and "shiny gray interior stitching" on sport models, along with a new exhaust pipe finisher. Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver also join the Max's paint palate. For 2011, the Sentra doesn't really get any new features, but a six-speed manual is now available with the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder, giving the range a new entry-level model.

The 2011 model-year Nissans are available in dealers now, and you can check out the full press release after the jump.

  • 2011 Nissan Maxima

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Nissan Announces U.S. Pricing for 2011 Maxima and Sentra

Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today announced U.S. pricing for the 2011 Nissan Maxima and 2011 Nissan Sentra sedans. Both vehicles are on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide.

The 2011 Maxima is offered in two well-equipped models – Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV, each featuring a standard 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 engine and Xtronic CVT™ transmission. Revisions for 2011 include new rolled edge tailpipe finisher; new smoked headlights (Sport models); new dark chrome grille (Sport models) and unique shiny gray interior stitching (Sport models). Also offered are two new exterior colors, Metallic Slate and Brilliant Silver.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Maxima include:

Maxima 3.5 S CVT $30,810 USD
Maxima 3.5 SV CVT $33,530 USD

For 2011, the fine-tuning of the popular Nissan Sentra compact sedan continues with a realignment of option package equipment, helping buyers to attain just the right level of features to match their needs and budgets. Sentra is offered in six models – Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S, 2.0 SR, 2.0 SL and the performance-oriented Sentra SE-R and SE-R Spec V.

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices* (MSRP) for the 2011 Nissan Sentra include:

Sentra 2.0 6MT $15,520 USD
Sentra 2.0 CVT $16,700 USD
Sentra 2.0 S CVT $17,450 USD
Sentra 2.0 SR CVT $17,450 USD
Sentra 2.0 SL CVT $18,850 USD
Sentra SE-R 2.5L CVT $19,580 USD
Sentra SE-R Spec V 2.5L 6MT $20,080 USD

About the 2011 Nissan Maxima
The iconic Nissan Maxima, the original and continuing 4-Door Sports Car™, once again in 2011 offers breakthrough sports sedan styling, responsive performance and a range of standard and available premium equipment. Maxima's interior design provides the feeling of a sports car with controls ergonomically close, yet with ample roominess and comfort for both driver and passengers.

The wide range of available technology includes a premium audio system, RearView Monitor and Nissan Hard Drive Navigation system with XM NavTraffic Real-Time Traffic Information and XM NavWeather™ (XM subscription required, sold separately), Voice Recognition and 9.3GB Music Box Hard Drive.

Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV models each feature a standard 290-horsepower 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve VQ-series V6 engine and Xtronic CVT™ with manual and "Ds" (drive sport) modes and available paddle shifters.

About the 2011 Sentra and Sentra SE-R
Nissan Sentra 2.0 models feature a standard 140-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, 6-speed manual transmission or fuel-efficient Nissan Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). Sentra SE-R is equipped with a 177-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder with Xtronic CVT™ and SE-R Spec V offers a potent 200-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder and a 6-speed manual transmission.

SE-R and SE-R Spec V models include unique sporty exterior and interior designs and exclusive wheel/tire offerings. Sentra is also available with a range of amenities ranging from the luxury of heated leather-appointed seating to the convenience of Nissan's Intelligent Key keyless entry system.

Changes for 2011 include the addition of a SE-R style rear spoiler for 2.0 CVT, 2.0 S and 2.0 SL models. Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) is now standard on Sentra 2.0, and Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) and Traction Control System (TCS) have been added as standard equipment to the Sentra 2.0, 2.0 S and 2.0 SR.

Sentra is available with a range of unexpected amenities – ranging from the luxury of leather-appointed seating to the convenience of Nissan's Intelligent Key™ keyless entry system and Nissan Navigation System (Secure Digital Card-based) with 5.0-inch color screen and XM NavTraffic® Real-Time Traffic Information (XM® subscription required, sold separately).

About Nissan in North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010 and has been recognized as a 2010 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.NissanUSA.com and www.InfinitiUSA.com.

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* MSRP excludes applicable tax, title, license fees and destination charges. Dealer sets actual price. Prices and specs are subject to change without notice.

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