2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum vs SR Trims | What are the Differences?

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2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum vs 2017 Nissan Maxima SR

2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum


starting msrp

21 city / 30 highway

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2017 Nissan Maxima SR


starting msrp

21 city / 30 highway

est mpg

What’s the Difference Between the 2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum vs 2017 Nissan Maxima SR?

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The 2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum and SR are premium sedans that are designed for families. Both of these luxurious models run on a V6 engine and the Xtronic CVT. Powered by NissanConnect, the 8-inch infotainment system is loaded with digital applications including GPS navigation and Google services. As the most sophisticated trim in the Maxima lineup, the Platinum boasts high-end features such as climate-controlled front seats with Ascot leather.

2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum Exterior

How Does the Maxima Platinum and SR Perform?

Standard in the Nissan Maxima Platinum and SR, the 3.5 L VQ35DE engine has a top output of 300 horsepower and 261 pound-feet of torque. This V6 engine includes the Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System. The Nissan Direct Ignition System is also installed in this six-cylinder engine block. Whether you want an economical ride or sporty drive, the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) lets you find the right gear. This sophisticated transmission comes with the Drive Mode Selector, which includes two settings. The hydroelectric power steering (HEPS) also improves handling of both models.

Installed under the hood of the Maxima SR, the Integrated Dynamics-control Module is engineered to enhance performance in various situations. By adjusting the brakes, the Active Trace Control improves the car’s cornering capabilities on curved roads and sharp turns. The Active Engine Brake reduces strain on the powertrain in situations that require quick stops. With some input from the Active Ride Control, you’ll enjoy a smooth ride on roads that have bumps and other uneven obstacles.


The Nissan Maxima Platinum and SR are equipped with the Predictive Forward Collision Warning, which turns on when there’s a high risk of a front crash. If an accident is imminent, then the Forward Emergency Braking will automatically activate the brakes. Both of these premium sedans also offer the Blind Spot Warning System and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which use radar to analyze the potential for side collisions. Featuring the Around View Monitor with the Moving Object Detection, the Maxima Platinum can be safely parked and maneuvered in tight spaces. This advanced monitor shows aerial views of the vehicle in real-time.

In the passive safety category, both Nissan models have six airbags that provide good protection during crashes. A crash will also trigger the Automatic Collision Notification to come on. Additionally, the Snug Kids Child Safety Seat Fit Guide is one of many family-friendly features in these sedans.

2017 Nissan Maxima SR Exterior

What Are the Technology Features?

An 8-inch touch screen is standard in the Nissan Maxima platinum and SR. This display lets you access the NissanConnect portal that’s loaded with many advanced applications. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are some of the smartphone-friendly amenities that are included in this signature multimedia console. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link updates supplement the built-in GPS navigation system. Google Maps and Destination Search are also synced with the NissanConnect suite. Both models come with a reception to SiriusXM Satellite Radio and HD Radio, which can be enjoyed on the 11-speaker Bose audio system.

The Maxima Platinum and SR include the Remote Engine Start System with Intelligent Climate Control. These advanced features are linked to the signature Intelligent Key. You can also start the engine, unlock the doors and turn on the horns remotely via compatible smartphones and computers.

Visit Five Star Nissan to compare and contrast the 2017 Nissan Maxima Platinum and SR. At our dealership, your entire family can enjoy a test drive in both of these full-size Nissan sedans.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.