TodayApril 16, 2022

Bruce Campbell, VP Design on the 2009 Nissan Maxima

Bruce Campbell, Vice President of design for Nissan North America, sat down with us to talk about the newly designed 2009 Nissan Maxima.

Two models: Maxima 3.5 S ($29,290) and Maxima 3.5 SV ($31,990), and is scheduled to arrive at Nissan dealers nationwide in early summer 2008.
Engine: Revised VQ35DE “ 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine
290 hp @ 6,400 rpm
261 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
Emissions: Tier 2, Bin-5 (LEV2-ULEV in CA)
2009 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates: 19 city/ 26 highway
Wheelbase: 109.3 inches
Overall Length: 190.6 inches
Width: 73.2 inches
Height: 57.8 inches
Track Width (front/rear) 62.4 inches/62.4 inches
Seating Capacity 5 passengers
Passenger Volume 96.2 cubic feet
Luggage Volume: 14.2 cubic feet
Front/Rear Head Room: 38.5 inches/36.4 inches (with moonroof)
Front/Rear Hip Room: 53.4 inches/53.9 inches
Front/Rear Leg Room: 43.8 inches/34.6 inches
Eight exterior colors: Super Black, Sterling Blue, Tuscan Sun, Winter Frost, Radiant
Silver, Mystic Jade, Precision Gray and Dark Slate

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.