Nissan Maxima Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Nissan Maxima Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2019 2019 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2018 2018 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2017 2017 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2016 2016 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD Early Release 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2016 2016 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD Later Release 5 5 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 5
2014 2014 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 2 3 (picture) 5 5
2013 2013 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 2 3 (picture) 5 5
2012 2012 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD 4 4 (picture) 2 3 (picture) 5 5
2011 2011 Nissan Maxima 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 5
2010 2010 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2009 2009 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 5 (picture) 5 5
2008 2008 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2007 2007 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2006 2006 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2005 2005 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2004 2004 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2003 2003 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2003 2003 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2002 2002 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2002 2002 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 4
2001 2001 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated
2001 2001 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated
2000 2000 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2000 2000 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated
1999 1999 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4 3 Not Rated
1998 1998 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 4 3 Not Rated
1997 1997 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 3 4 (picture) 3 Not Rated
1996 1996 Nissan Maxima 4-DR Not Rated 4 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 4 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1994 1994 Nissan Maxima 4-DR Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1993 1993 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1992 1992 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 3 3 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1991 1991 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1990 1990 Nissan Maxima 4-DR. Not Rated 3 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Nissan has manufactured models of Maxima for 36 years. They average 20.6 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Maxima above average at 24 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Maxima to be $2,000 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,750 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Maxima consumes about 14 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Maxima emits 378 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 5,670,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 270 trees would offset these emissions. The Maxima does not have start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Nissan Maxima 24 30 20
2019 Nissan Maxima 24 30 20
2018 Nissan Maxima 25 30 21
2017 Nissan Maxima 25 30 21
2016 Nissan Maxima 25 30 22
2014 Nissan Maxima 22 26 19
2013 Nissan Maxima 22 26 19
2012 Nissan Maxima 22 26 19
2011 Nissan Maxima 22 26 19
2010 Nissan Maxima 22 26 19
2009 Nissan Maxima 22 26 19
2008 Nissan Maxima 21 25 19
2007 Nissan Maxima 21 25 19
2006 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18
2005 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18
2004 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18
2003 Nissan Maxima 21 26 19
2002 Nissan Maxima 21 26 19
2001 Nissan Maxima 22 25 19
2000 Nissan Maxima 21 25 19
1999 Nissan Maxima 21 25 19
1998 Nissan Maxima 21 24 19
1997 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18
1996 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18
1995 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18
1994 Nissan Maxima 19 24 17
1993 Nissan Maxima 19 23 17
1992 Nissan Maxima 19 24 17
1991 Nissan Maxima 19 24 17
1990 Nissan Maxima 19 24 17
1989 Nissan Maxima 19 24 17
1988 Nissan Maxima 19 24 16
1987 Nissan Maxima 19 24 16
1986 Nissan Maxima 19 24 17
1985 Nissan Maxima 19 23 17
1984 Nissan Maxima 21 26 18

MPG breakdown by model options

The Nissan Maxima has 66 different model options on record with the EPA since 1984. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 24 30 20
2019 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 24 30 20
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 25 30 21
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 25 30 21
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S7), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 25 30 22
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2012 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2011 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2010 4-dr, Automatic (AV-S6), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2009 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 22 26 19
2008 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 25 19
2007 4-dr, Automatic (variable gear ratios), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 25 19
2006 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 27 18
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 18
2005 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 27 18
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 18
2004 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 25 18
2004 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 27 18
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 18
2003 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 20 24 17
2003 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2002 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 20 24 17
2002 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 6-cyl, 3.5 L 21 26 19
2001 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 17
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 22 25 19
2000 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 26 18
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 19
1999 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 19
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 24 19
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 24 19
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 19
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 26 18
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 21 25 19
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 23 17
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 23 17
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
1991 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
1990 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1990 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
1989 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1989 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 20 24 18
1988 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1988 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 16
1987 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1987 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 16
1986 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 18 22 16
1986 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 24 17
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 22 17
1985 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 17 20 15
1985 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 3.0 L 19 23 17
1984 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.4 L 21 24 18
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1984 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18
1984 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.4 L 21 26 18