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You can find 16 different trims for the Nissan Maxima and their corresponding recommended oil type.
The years available stretch from 2004 through to 2024 and to view the oil type and capacity you just click to expand.
The first Nissan Maxima's were introduced to the public in 1980 as a compact car that took over from the Datsun 810.
It was a rear-wheel-drive originally until 1984 when it was redesigned as a front-wheel-drive in order to shave weight from the chassis and help it reduce running costs.
Then in 1989 with the introduction of the third generation, the car grew in size significantly enough for it to be reclassed as mid-sized.
For many generations afterward Nissan stuck to this design and further refined it sticking with the engines and transmissions that sold well rather than offer a choice.
This new platform boasted independent rear suspension tuned for a softer ride as well as better handling on the road.
Condensing the Nissan range down to a few chassis allowed the manufacturer to focus resources on developing fewer projects.
Nowadays the current eight-generation model is sold with a 3.5 liter V6 mated to a CVT capable of achieving 0-60mph in just under 6 seconds.