Nissan announced that the 2009 Maxima , launched last June, will cost more due to increased raw materials costs. Effective immediately, the price for the Maxima 3.5 S and Maxima 3.5 SV are $30,160 and of $32,860 respectively. Both models are equipped with an advanced 3.5-liter V6 and CVT transmission.
For the extra price, you will also gain extra horsepower. For 2009, the VQ-series V6 engine will deliver 290 hp and 261 lb-ft of torque (estimated), an increase of 35 horsepower and 9 lb-ft of torque over the 2008 Maxima.