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GREEN | 6 out of 10
19 mpg city, 26 highway
averaged 18.8 mpg with slightly more city use than highway driving. Other Maxima test cars averaged 20.1-22.4 mpg with more highway use.
For what it is, the 2013 Nissan Maxima is neither vastly disappointing nor all that impressive; its EPA ratings of 19 mpg city, 26 highway are about typical for the class, given the sporty mission.
One note: Nissan still requires premium fuel for the Maxima, and that can raise your fuel budget compared to other models that get roughly the same ratings.However, we do suspect that the EPA numbers might be on the low side; in short-trip city driving, we easily averaged 20 mpg in a test Maxima.
No surprises here: The 2013 Maxima is about as fuel-efficient as you'd expect for a sporty V-6 sedan.