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How to Improve the Performance of Your Nissan Maxima

The 2018 Nissan Maxima is known for being a dependable and well-performing automobile. However, there are ways you can improve its performance even further.

Below, we’re giving drivers like you in Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose the inside scoop on how to improve car performance of the Nissan Maxima. Read through our informative guide and contact us at Faulkner Auto Group if you have any questions.

1. Utilize Drive Mode Selector

The 2018 Nissan Maxima already comes with an impressive 3.5L V6 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque.

However, if you’re interested in a more athletic performance, then you can take advantage of the standard Drive Mode Selector. Once you select Sport Mode, the throttle response, steering feel, and transmission tuning will all be sharpened for a heart-pounding ride.

2. Get the Available Paddle Shifters

The engine in the Maxima is mated to an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission). It comes with features like a wider gear ratio and adaptive shift controller. This way, the engine can work through a bigger variety of speed ranges, and you’ll get optimal shift control based on acceleration and steering patterns.

As a result, the CVT will give you a more spirited driving experience without sacrificing fuel economy.

The CVT is akin to an automatic, where the gears are shifted for you. If you’re interested in simulating manual gear selection while sticking with the ease of an automatic, then paddle shifters will help with that. Located behind the steering wheel, they’ll give you more control when driving. Plus, they’ll also extract more power from the engine, resulting in a sportier ride.

3. Lighten the Load

If the Maxima isn’t holding a lot of weight inside, like extra cargo or passengers, then it’ll drive faster. Even if people and belongings are removed from the equation, you can still make the vehicle lighter.

How? By removing all the unnecessary components. For example, if you’re planning on sticking to a 1-person or 2-person commute every day, then consider removing the rear seats. If you can do without listening to music, then you may want to remove the stereo.

By removing the extra weight, you’ll get a faster and better performing automobile.

4. Upgrade Your Tires & Equipment

Another way to improve Nissan Maxima performance is by adding stuff rather than removing it. For example, the vehicle comes standard with 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. However, you can get the Maxima SR trim, which comes with 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. This will give you better grip on the road for optimum traction.

This trim also comes with a track-inspired sport-tuned suspension. It’s designed to give you a better feel for the road. The result is less body roll and better handling around turns.

Test Drive the Nissan Maxima Today

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to improve car performance in the 2018 Maxima. If you’re interested in learning more, then contact us at Faulkner Auto Group. We’ll even let you take the car on a test drive, so you can experience its performance for yourself on the streets of Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, and Trevose.

Don’t wait. Test drive the Nissan Maxima today!