Placeholder Image

Subtitles section Play video

  • So as you guys know I recently announced the basically in the market and looking for a new car

  • You know a long term take my time and casually

  • Look for something to you know find that perfect new car something to match the criteria. I'm looking for

  • Now we did take some suggestions and one of the things that came up

  • Goes to my mind and what your all suggestions were

  • Is the Maxima

  • Because I am looking for a sedan

  • I'm looking for something sporty something it has, you know, a reasonable amount of luxury features would be nice and

  • The maximum that does match a lot of those characteristics, so here we are today in the 2019 Maxima

  • This specific one and super test driving is the platinum trim, that would not be what how we're looking to get

  • It's too expensive but the driving dynamics of the car is the same

  • Pretty much on all the trims except for the S bar which is a little bit more hard edge a little bit sporty here

  • What I would probably be looking for is the SV or the S, though

  • Just depending on what type of discounts as far as why I'm interested in it

  • I already kind of addressed a little bit of that stuff. But one of the main reasons is actually that price

  • The sticker price is reasonable to start with but for those of you not familiar with

  • The current discounts and stuff of the Maxima they can be discounted a good amount for sure

  • Especially as towards the end of model years and whatnot

  • So definitely you can get a Maxima for a very appealing number. Let's just say so

  • Why not? Let's take it for a drive. Let's get

  • You know some good honest

  • driving time in

  • See, you know if it meets that criteria

  • I spoke about it in our reviews of different Nissan products and Infiniti is a vq

  • Engine is actually one of my favorite engines

  • I

  • Just love the way it sounds I like the raspy-ness to it

  • It's not the most water and it's not the most refined but I actually like the rough edges

  • Of it. I

  • Just find it appealing. It definitely sounds good a start up and

  • Like you said that's that's really appealing compared to some turbo fours, which have no sound sound kind of crappy

  • So that certainly is appealing on the worried side is the CVT

  • That's not ideal for sports sedan. It's also from wheel drive a front wheel drive only so you

  • May have concerns putting the power down

  • But anyways enough rambling so what we're gonna do basically is just give you all this

  • sneak peek fly-on-the-wall

  • Perspective we're gonna take it on a honest

  • Test drive just have an honest conversation with each other between us and you all can kind of

  • Be there along for the ride

  • Stirring is oddly hard to turn low speeds like really gonna crank it

  • Somehow do the driving but one thing that caught my attention was the fact it really does not have much

  • storage space in here

  • Enough place to stick your phone

  • Mystic stuff, I mean this is smaller than the Altima in terms of pretty much everything

  • Maybe not the exterior dimensions. But as far as the interior space is concerned has less rear legroom less trunk space

  • So it doesn't really surprise me honestly, but it is a nicer place to spend time

  • If the sound does not disappoint now I

  • Do exactly what I was hoping it would sound like and it does

  • Out on the road

  • And what I'm gonna be paying particular close attention to is the CBT

  • Yeah, I'm ready for ya

  • Rubberband and make sure there's no rubber band eNOS and see if that would be how much that would bother me

  • This car does not get super great fuel economy

  • 20 in the city cuz I want to get the city that's not good 24 combined. That's not good

  • He's not recommends premium fuel. I would never put premium

  • If it's recommended, I mean most the times he Consumer Reports has tested this specific car and

  • Said that it's useless

  • The TLX in this car are two of the cars that really makes no sense to put premium fuel in because

  • They just use naturally aspirated v6 engines

  • That are the same as in other

  • Nissan products that just because this is more premium car does not I

  • Let's just say it doesn't make me feel like I'm having a more premium experience just because I'm a more putting premium gas

  • done

  • But you don't have to use so if you ever had this card on

  • Steering wheel is great

  • I really love that part

  • The steering itself

  • It's fast responding it's not

  • It's not the most feel

  • So it's kind of numb

  • so you lose a little bit of perspective aware of you where the wheels are placed, but

  • It definitely is fast enough

  • Now sport mode is I like the sport modes I would use that

  • You know definitely makes things more responsive really sharpens this car up

  • Most cars that

  • Rust I really am like it makes it makes a really noticeable difference

  • A lot of cars. It's just a button. You push make a

  • Puts a red trim on the gauges

  • Feel and feel like you're really sporting it up

  • But this is you know, you actually can notice the steering it gets it has gotten quite a bit heavier

  • Even faster feeling. I'm always do something. I'd like adaptive dampers or anything so you're not gonna like

  • get you know more tight on the suspension or anything, but

  • Still feels good and a throttle response is a lot more aggressive. The sound is amplified through the both speakers. I think this

  • Do you like this steering?

  • Yep

  • I like it. Like I said is it

  • You know, it's not the world's best scaring

  • Pasta you know the mazda6

  • They they the steering on that is probably better

  • but I also don't think this car has this much torque steer as

  • They have similar issue mounts of torque

  • This is down a little bit, but not a lot

  • However, this feels like it puts the power down a little bit more. Don't you think or maybe?

  • Yeah the last time I drove it was a little bit wet that place does play a factor of course. Yeah, there's a

  • moderate amount of body roll in the Platinum

  • And the you know the other luxury minded trims the SR

  • It does have a sport-tuned suspension. So to keep things firmer on the ride quality, but also tighter one

  • turning

  • Or anything because that

  • Seems pretty good. Yeah, I have a narrow body. So the seat is I recognize that

  • Almost no manufacturer's seat is gonna hold me

  • In place because it has to accommodate

  • for the average body size

  • It's comfortable see it is and it's very comfortable like I really like the ride of this car

  • But I keep going back to the mazda6 but that's one that we have driven

  • It definitely I think it probably has a nicer ride than the Mazda 6 it's very smooth

  • It feels a little bit of a class above that or it could just be that you know

  • There's really fantastic materials in here. That's one of the reasons that I like this car so much is that this cabin is

  • nice

  • But that's CVT how that is the biggest issue with this car so

  • Where you put the power down, oh, it sounds really good and is really fast. Yes very fast

  • now I

  • Am I will say now. I've been driving this a little bit. I can see how the transmission reacts and different

  • situations a

  • little disappointed in the

  • CVT in the sense that unlike the Altima

  • Which had a really convincing simulation this older xtronic CVT?

  • The simulation doesn't really play that big of a role

  • it doesn't seem to want to simulate the gear changes except under it like heavy throttle and even then it's only a

  • Visual and audible thing like it just changes the RPM. I can see it. Yeah

  • it's a little bit better than if it just, you know slammed up at the top but

  • But I'm not feeling any kick and for somebody like myself I you know, I like silly sporty

  • I can't manually shift no trace up to something else or it comes with paddle shifters

  • From my perspective you should have but even then

  • You know being a CVT having paddle shifters on a CVT it still never gonna be the same regardless

  • That does the CVT seems to be this cars at weak point. I mean, but I kind of knew that going in right

  • The question is, you know do the other things offset it that's the ultimate question

  • So I guess the question basically is

  • Is the 2019 Maxima a car that I would consider I

  • Would say yes if the price is right

  • I've would prefer probably something that has a little bit more of a

  • All-inclusive sporty package

  • You know certain aspects of this car are more luxury oriented. I can't afford the SR and

  • in the other trims the suspension tuning and stuff is a little softer, but

  • Nothing that I nothing that from this test-drive has maybe want to rule it out

  • But I'm still not sold enough to be continued to call off the search

  • like I said, I have someone that's gonna be thorough and

  • I'm going to drive all types of different things

  • Even things that you know, a lot of people might have assumed that I would not be interested. Yeah

  • It's something like this, but you have to experience something in person. You can't just I love YouTube videos and whatnot

  • I want everybody to watch our YouTube videos

  • but by all means if you're really interested in a car, don't just go by what

  • We say about a car go and experience it in person

So as you guys know I recently announced the basically in the market and looking for a new car

Subtitles and vocabulary

Operation of videos Adjust the video here to display the subtitles

B1 US steering nissan premium sporty drive appealing

Will the 2019 Nissan Maxima Be My Next Car? | Extensive Test Drive

  • 23 0
    蕭世享 posted on 2019/09/17
Video vocabulary