At first glance, there is nothing special about the sixth generation Nissan Maxima. It is an ordinary family sedan with bland styling and strange proportions. However, if you option yours with a six-speed manual, you basically get a Nissan 370Z with four doors.
And that is because the Nissan 370Z sporty coupe and the ordinary Maxima share the same 3.5-liter V6 engine. The 265 HP, although sent to front wheels rather than the rear, still deliver a strong performance and thrilling ride in an unassuming package.