Nissan updates 2017 model year Maxima with Apple CarPlay and new packs image

The 2017 Nissan Maxima comes with a host of chances to keep it relevant on the crowded sedan market, with a host of equipment changes and prices for all five trim levels only growing by a meager $50.

The main change point to the standard equipment roster is the introduction of Apple CarPlay connectivity as standard for the car’s 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The model in its second year of existence, also boasts new option packs and the prices start at $33,395, an increase of just $50 over the 2016 model year Maxima. These two new option packages come to extend the range of the Maxima model, and will be offered alongside the $1,195 Midnight Edition pack that was presented in February.

2017 Nissan Maxima

Up first we have the Medallion Package, which at $1,345 apiece will bring new goodies exclusively for the range-topping Maxima Platinum. The Medallion Package boasts a spoiler, 18-inch wheels, illuminated door-sill plates, interior accent lighting, and outside puddle lights. There’s also the option of the Dynamic Package, which has almost the same amenities but can be had with the Maxima SV trim level for $990, delivering a fresh spoiler, 18-inch wheels, illuminated door-sill plates, and new side skirts.

There are no other changes worth mentioning for the 2017 model year Maxima, which has the same powertrain consisting of a 3.5-liter V6 engine rated at 300 horsepower, linked to a continuously variable transmission that sends power to the front wheels. The model is already available for order.