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2006 Nissan Maxima Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Nissan Maxima's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Nissan Maxima Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 5 5 5 85 65 27.5
  flat med none 25 10 25 40 60 24.0
  flat light hvy 23 24 24 30 60 23.1
  flat light none 5 5 20 70 75 24.7
  flat light light 0 55 25 20 60 22.5
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light light 12 20 20 49 64 24.4  
  Averages flat light light 12 20 20 49 64 24.4
With the 290-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable CVT transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2006 Nissan Maxima fuel economy has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Nissan Maximas in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (12 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Nissan Maxima in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.

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2006 Nissan Maxima Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2006 4dr Sedan 290-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable CVT FWD 24MPG on the HWY. Come on...Crown Victoria is almost 30 has a V8 and gets 29 MPG on the HWY.