2011 Nissan Maxima Fuel Economy

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EPA fuel economy ratings for the 2011 Nissan Maxima are 19 mpg city, 26 highway—numbers that are a bit better than most luxurious rival models in the city but about typical for the class of large sedans on the highway.

Since fuel consumption and emissions counts for such a significant portion of a vehicle's environmental impact over its lifetime, that ranks the Maxima about average overall.

Premium gasoline is required in the Maxima. However, the EPA numbers might be slightly pessimistic; in a recent experience driving a Maxima for most of a week, almost entirely in short-trip city conditions, we easily averaged 20 mpg.

There aren’t any surprises here; the 2011 Nissan Maxima is about as green as you’d expect a larger, V-6-powered sedan to be.

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