Nissan Maxima Oil Capacity


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It is essential to choose the correct grade, quality and viscosity engine oil to ensure satisfactory engine life and performance.

For additional information, refer to “Recommended fluids/lubricants and capacities” in this section. NISSAN recommends the use of energy-conserving oil in order to improve fuel economy.

NISSAN does not recommend the use of oil additives. The use of an oil additive is not necessary when the proper oil type is used and maintenance intervals are followed.

How Much Oil Does a Nissan Maxima Take?

The 2021 Nissan Maxima with the 3.5L 6-cyl engine (engine code VQ35DE) takes 5.1 quarts (with filter) of 0W-20 synthetic oil. A new oil filter and a crush washer are required.

 

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Nissan Maxima Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter)
Oil type (viscosity grade)
3.5 S V6 4.8 liter / 5.1 U.S. qt / 4.2 imp. qt 0w-20

VQ35DE Oil Drain Plug Torques: 25 ft/lbs

 

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Nissan Maxima Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter)
Oil type (viscosity grade)
3.5L 6 -cyl Engine VQ35DE 4.9 quarts (4.7 liter) 5W-30
3.5L 6 -cyl Engine VQ35DE (2013+) 5.1 quarts (4.9 liter) 5W-30

 

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Nissan Maxima Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter)
Oil type (viscosity grade)
3.5 V6 VQ35DE 4.4 quarts (4.2 liter) 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40

 

2000 2001 2002 2003 Nissan Maxima Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity (with filter)
Oil type (viscosity grade)
3.5L 6-cyl Engine VQ35DE 4.4 quarts (4.2 liter) 5W-30, 10W-30, 10W-40

 

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Nissan Maxima Oil Capacity

Engine Oil capacity Oil type (viscosity grade)
3.0L 6-cyl Engine [C] VQ30DE 4.2 quarts (4 liter) 5W-30, 10W-30

The engine oil viscosity or thickness changes with temperature. Because of this, it is important to select the engine oil viscosity based on the temperatures at which the vehicle will be operated before the next oil change. Choosing an oil viscosity other than that recommended could cause serious engine damage.

Selecting the correct oil filter

Your new NISSAN vehicle is equipped with a high-quality Genuine NISSAN oil filter. When replacing, use a Genuine NISSAN oil filter or its equivalent for the reason described in “Change intervals.”

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