What Changed

The Maxima has received a minor styling update for 1997. The front and rear facias of the vehicle have been altered changing grille, lighting, bumpers and the trunk lid. Mechanically the Maxima is unchanged.

Comparison to Prior Model

1997 Nissan Maxima 1996 Nissan Maxima
1997 Nissan Maxima 1996 Nissan Maxima
Price Range ($)
Length (in) 187.7
Wheelbase (in) 106.3
Width (in) 69.7
Height (in) 55.7
Track (in) 60.2
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 364.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3001-3097
Legroom Total (in.) 78.2
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 99.6
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.5
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • 3.0l V6 (190-bhp)
Transmissions A4, M5
City MPG
Highway MPG
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