Nissan's Maxima can take a variety of different tires from several performance categories. The first step to determining the best tires for your Maxima is to confirm the tire size. Next, you'll want to research and find what performance category fits what characteristics you desire in your new set of tires. Take a look at the following categories, along with some top choices in helping you determine the best tires for your Nissan.
- Grand Touring All-Season - Tires in this category provide all-season traction with an emphasis on ride comfort and treadlife. Consider the following options: Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus, Michelin Primacy MXM4 and Continental PureContact with Eco Plus Technology.
- Ultra High Performance All-Season - Designed for drivers who want all-season traction with more emphasis on handling and traction compared to ride comfort. Some great options worth looking at include: Bridgestone's Potenza RE970AS Pole Position, Michelin's Pilot Sport A/S 3 and Continental's ExtremeContact DWS.
- Ultra High Performance Summer - Developed to offer wet and dry traction with a balance between performance, ride and some longevity. These tires aren't recommended for cold temperatures or use in snow or on ice. I would tell Maxima owners to look at the BFGoodrich g-force Sport COMP-2 and Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport.
- Max Performance Summer - Tires in this category give drivers wet and dry traction with even more emphasis toward handling and ultimate traction at the expense of longevity and some ride quality. If this sounds like what you're looking for, consider the following options: Michelin Pilot Super Sport, Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position and Continental ExtremeContact DW.
While all options may not be available in your size, visit our Tire Decision Guide to help you determine the best tires for how and where you drive.