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Nissan Maxima, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Sedan
Jan 30, 2007 (3:36 pm)
my 2000 maxima has 147,000 miles. I was getting 22-24 mpg until last week. It runs a little rough, but still has good pickup but my mpg went below 20 (highway). Can anybody help.
#32 of 70 Premium really doesn't cost much more
Feb 14, 2007 (8:18 pm)
I have a 2003 Max SE with 44k miles. Luckily, zero mx problems so far, only routine oil changes and a new set of tires at 34k. MPG in the city is 18 and mixed city/hwy is 22. Open road highway driving for 500 miles i have gotten 26-28 mpg driving 70mph. Two points: (1) the trip computer mpg is always 2-3 mpg wrong (high) (2) I have experimented with regular and mid-grade gas and have always found that the mpg suffers by ~2 mpg plus performance is not as spirited (also get occasional knock). So while premium does cost more, the car does run better. FWIW, I find BP gas (93 octane) works well in my Max. Also FWIW, Shell V-power made it knock much worse than any other gas.
#33 of 70 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty
Apr 01, 2007 (9:37 am)
I have a 2007 Maxima SE, and I get about 23 mpg in mixed-use driving so far (only on my 4th tank). I have a slight problem in that the low fuel light comes on and the "DTE" (Distance to empty) on the computer warns I am nearly out of fuel, but when I fill up it only takes about 16 gallons (and the tank is spec'd to hold 20 gallons).
Is this behavior typical? I am used to other vehicles where the DTE is very accurate. Is there an adjustment that can be made at the dealership to improve the accuracy?
#34 of 70 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [cmyawn]
Apr 24, 2007 (5:30 am)
First thing first. Never drive in low gas, dangerous.
I had similar situation and even though it was showing 40 miles left in 26 mpg (hey it was new. I can get 30-35 in highway driving alone) a full tank was about 14.5 gallons.
DTE is estimate so if I were you , i will fill up 1/2-1/3 of tank.
#35 of 70 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [cmyawn]
Jun 24, 2007 (10:47 am)
I just bought a 2007 Maxima SE with 20,000 miles on it. It was a rental with 20K on it and sold for 21,900, a great price. But the first time the gas tank light was showing Empty and I filled it up, it only held 14 gallons. I'm scared. Did they stick a Sentra tank in by mistake? Is the gas tank guage so innacurate? I'm somewhat comforted to see that others like you have a similar problem. If you've found any tenable explanations, let me know.
#36 of 70 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [hercgretch]
Jun 25, 2007 (4:41 am)
When I go for fill up, depending on a gas station, I get different amount of gas. My assumption to be on safe side , Nissan decided to have low fuel indication on empty while you have 3 gallons in your tank. If I were you, I would never allow my car to be low on gas. The lowest, I try to avoid is being at 3/4. I Usually fill up 1/2 tank or more.
#37 of 70 How does the newer Altima .....
Jun 25, 2007 (5:58 am)
....stack up against the Maxima? With the base engine or the 3.5? Reliability and satisfaction with the car?
Curious, we have a 2000 SE Maxima that still impresses. But quite frankly the Altima fits our needs better today, and I like the looks of the new Altima better.
#38 of 70 Re: 2007 Maxima Distance to Empty [alexstore]
Jun 25, 2007 (7:27 am)
Good advice. But I'm going to have the gas gauge checked since there should not be a six-gallon disparity. The car gets leather put in this week and they're going to check the gauge. I suspect it needs to be fixed.
#39 of 70 Re: How does the newer Altima ..... [debating]
Jun 25, 2007 (7:29 am)
I bought a 2007 Maxima 3 days ago but my intention was to buy a 2007 Altima. However, after driving them both, I realized the Altima felt cheap compared to the luxury of the Maxima. I bought my 2007 rental Maxima for 21,900, so I recommend getting an almost-new Maxima (you can get low mile ones for low 20s) over a new Altima.