The flagship Nissan Maxima QX presented itself at the beginning of 2003, in an improved form in terms of comfort and facilities. In addition to modified xenon headlights there were new 17-inch aluminum wheels, also according NISSAN special emphasis was placed on an extensive comfort and safety features. From the factory, the luxury sedan Nissan Maxima QX over driver and passenger airbags, ABS, active head restraints for the front seats. In the comfort features of the Nissan Maxima QX offers the Birdview navigation system and leather upholstery with electrically adjustable heated front seats and a four-speed automatic transmission, an electric sunroof and a metallic finish. In addition, the large Nissan Maxima QX spoils the driver with comfort features such as an auto-dimming interior mirror, automatic climate control, an audio system with 6-disc CD changer, a multifunction steering wheel, trip computer and cruise control. The 3.0-liter V6 engine with 200 hp is still the heart of the Nissan Maxima QX. The smaller six-cylinder with a displacement of 2.0 liters and five-speed manual transmission was no longer offered as of 2003.