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Nissan Maxima Fuel Economy Data

4dr Sedan 222-hp 3.0L V6 4-sp automatic FWD

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
flat light none 0 0 30 70 60 24.000
flat med none 50 0 17 33 74 24.300
flat med hvy 32 8 8 52 74 24.300
flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 75 30.227
flat light none 0 10 15 75 70 21.875
flat med hvy 0 0 75 25 60 24.000
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flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 31.515
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 19.304
flat light none 0 0 100 0 N/A 21.382
hills med light 0 0 40 60 55 24.000
flat light none 0 10 30 60 75 20.968

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the Nissan Maxima

Nissan Maxima Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
16-17 in the city. 25-26 on the freeway. Not bad than other comparable cars. see full Nissan Maxima review
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
It is between 25-29.2 on the highway depending on headwinds. It seems sensitive to wind, mileage-wise. In town is excellent. In 4k miles the worst tank has been 23.2 when it was brand new and very cold out. City mileage is understated in my opinion. see full Nissan Maxima review
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
Fuel economy is great for a 250+ horsepower automatic see full Nissan Maxima review
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
I get between 26-27mpg. see full Nissan Maxima review
2003 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
it averages about 20 mpg consistently see full Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
For a large car with a relatively large engine, this engine is mirror smooth which helps it get great highway mileage. see full Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
I consistently get 25 in the city, and 33-34 all highway. Excellent fuel economy for any car, let alone one with a 3.5L V6. see full Nissan Maxima review
Nissan Maxima Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Not as good as advertised see full Nissan Maxima review
2010 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Depends on a lot on your right foot. Driven like a Prius, 26 MPG city and 33 MPG highway. Driven normally with occasionally throttle bursts, 27 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined. The CVT ratio spread maxes out at 2200 RPM at 75; a little high for MPG. see full Nissan Maxima review
2009 4dr Sedan 290-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
City driving is brutal on mpg. If you get 12 mpg you are doing well. Highway miles are great - over 30, so great on trips, stinks for commuting. see full Nissan Maxima review
2008 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable CVT FWD
Not as good in town as expected. Get around 20-22 mpg in town, 25-28 on hi-way see full Nissan Maxima review
2006 4dr Sedan 265-horsepower 3.5L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic FWD
24MPG on the HWY. Come on...Crown Victoria is almost 30 has a V8 and gets 29 MPG on the HWY. see full Nissan Maxima review
2002 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed manual FWD
This car loves to suck gas especially when pushed. And not just any gas, the high compression VQ35DE engine requires premium. In my experiences anything less than 91 octane will yield poor performance and odd engine noises. I average 17-18 mpg at best. see full Nissan Maxima review
 

2000 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.