2016 Nissan Maxima SR Test Ends in Victory

2016 Nissan Maxima


The all-new 2016 Nissan Maxima SR was recently put to the test as it completed laps around the track at Buttonwillow Raceway. It was up against some stiff competition in the 2015 Acura TLX 3.5 with Technology Package, 2015 BMW 328i, and Audi A4 2.0T quattro Premium Plus Tiptronic. The Maxima more than held its own, though, posting the best lap time out of them. Check out the Nissan Maxima performance times below.


Vehicle Time Margin (seconds)
Maxima SR 1:18.50  —
BMW 328i 1:19.48 .98
Acura TLX 3.5L 1:20.58 2.08
Audi A4 2.0T Quattro 1:21.21 2.71


Nissan has been positioning the 2016 Maxima as the “4-Door Sports Car” and it’s most certainly living up the name!

Pierre Loing, vice president of Product Planning at Nissan, said, “We expected the all-new 2016 Maxima, with its re-engineered engine, transmission and chassis to do well, but frankly even we were surprised by the head-to-head test results against some very well-established luxury sports sedans.”

To check out the full 2016 Nissan Maxima SR test video, head over to Nissan’s YouTube channel!

2016 Nissan Altima to Feature All-New NissanConnect℠ Services Program


The all-new NissanConnect℠ Services program is powered by SiriusXM® and promises to keep drivers more connected, engaged, and aware than ever before. NissanConnect Services will provide users with unprecedented access to their vehicles and the outside world, including vehicle monitoring, security and remote access.

According to a recent news release, three levels of services will be available when the system debuts on the 2016 Maxima later this year. The basic level is NissanConnect Services, which will include emergency services such as the Stolen Vehicle Locator and Automatic Collision Notification, along with maintenance alerts, like Dealer Service Scheduling Reminders and In-Vehicle Messaging.

A the next level (NissanConnect Services Premium), users will benefit from everything included in the base package plus remote services such as Remote Start and Remote Door Lock/Unlock along with monitoring alerts like Curfew Alert and Valet Alert.

The highest level of services offered is the NissanConnect Services Premium Plus program, which adds a full-suite of concierge services, including Connected Search, Assisted Search, and Journey Planner.

Nissan says that the NissanConnect Services program will also be available on four other models later this year, but has not yet revealed which models, or when.

Look for the exciting 2016 Nissan Altima to make its way to Bates Nissan later this year.

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept is Blowing Minds at NAIAS

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept

Nissan Sport Sedan Concept at NAIAS

North American International Auto Show is the event, Detroit, Michigan is the place, and the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept is the main attraction. This new concept was revealed earlier this week at the NAIAS, and it is showing off great style and attraction.

“Our new design direction mirrors the strength, power, and capabilities of the engineering and innovation that serves as the foundation of every Nissan vehicle,” said Shiro Nakamura, Nissan’s Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer.

Nissan Sport Sedan ConceptGiving a sporty edge to sedans is something that Nissan likes to challenge themselves at, and the Nissan Sport Sedan Concept is no different. With its slick, smooth style and low, hunkered down stance, the Nissan Sport Sedan takes a four-door sports car to the next level.

Also included in the design is the “floating roof” which makes it seem as if there is nothing above the driver and passenger. The boomerang lights added to the Sport Sedan concept really helps to give the front a mean-looking attitude, and Nissan loves it.

“When you look at how gorgeous that vehicle is, the lines, the styling of that vehicle, inside and out, the interior and exterior, I think that would definitely be a halo and a huge kudo for our brand and our brand image and our relevance in the brand market place,” said Frank M. Diaz, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Nissan.

A lot of people agree that this vehicle is giving us a great glimpse into what the newest Maxima is going to look like, and we couldn’t be happier with that! Bates Nissan is anxious to see what other ideas and sporty sedans Nissan will think of next!

Bates Nissan Holiday Hours

Holiday hours

Make sure to check out our Holiday hours before stopping in.

Happy Holidays from everyone at Bates Nissan! We know this holiday season can become hectic, but we wanted to let you know our hours for the next two weeks.

Christmas Eve will be based on if we’re busy or not, however we will most likely close around 3:00pm. Christmas day we will be closed so we can spend the day with our families. New Year’s Eve we will have regular hours, and New Year’s Day we will be closed.

Don’t forget to come in and check out the last week of Nissan’s Season to Choose specials and test drive an Altima or Maxima today.