Nissan Maxima is a mid-size/full-size car. It has been produced since 1981. In the model range Maxima is above Altima and it is in the top. Since 1994 to 2003 Nissan Cefira was being sold under the name Maxima in Australia, Europe and South America. And since 2003 Nissan Teana was sold as Maxima in Australia.
The main competitors of this car are Chevrolet Impala, Honda Accord, Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, Hyundai Azera/Grandeur, KIA Cadenza and others.
For the whole period of manufacturing Nissan Maxima was equipped with great variety of different engines. The first generations come quite rarely, so we will not consider them, but the fourth is still somewhat popular. Maxima 4 used 2-liter and 3-liter VQ engines. For the firth version the modified VQ30DEK and VQ35DE were used. And for the sixth, seventh and eighth generations only VQ35DE remained. In the South Korea the 8th generation of Nissan Maxima used inline-4 QR25DE.
In the countries, where Cefiro was sold as Maxima, such engines as VQ20DE, VQ30DE and VQ30DEK were used.
Wishing to know something new about Maxima engines? We will help you with this! Just pick your model below and you will find characteristics of Maxima engines, their problems, repair and lifespan; and also recommendations on oil and its capacity. In the section performance tuning you will learn how to make your Maxima driving faster and keep it the same reliable as before.
List of Nissan Maxima models:
4 Generation, A32 (1994 – 1999):
Nissan Maxima (140 HP) – 2.0 L
Nissan Maxima (193 HP) – 3.0 L
5 Generation, A33 (1999 – 2003):
Nissan Maxima (222 HP) – 3.0 L
Nissan Maxima (255 HP) – 3.5 L
6 Generation, A34 (2003 – 2008):
Nissan Maxima (265 HP) – 3.5 L