Nissan Maxima Engine Oil Capacity & Specs: The Best Oil for Your Car
Learn the engine oil capacity and specifications for your Nissan Maxima, including the type of oil you should use, how often you should change your oil, and how to do it yourself.
Nissan Maxima Oil Change Schedule
- New car: Change oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months.
- After the first year: Change oil every 5,000 miles or 6 months.
- After 5 years or 75,000 miles: Change oil every 7,500 miles or 12 months.
These are just general guidelines. You should always consult your owner’s manual for the specific oil change schedule for your Maxima.
Nissan Maxima Engine Oil Information
|Engine||Years used||Engine oil capacity with filter (L)||Engine oil capacity without filter (L)||Engine oil viscosity and specifications|
|VG30E||1989-1994||5.3||4.8||10W-30 or 10W-40|
|VG30DE||1995-2004||5.3||4.8||5W-30 or 10W-30|
|VQ30DE||1995-1999||5.3||4.8||5W-30 or 10W-30|
|VQ35DE||2004-2015||5.3||4.8||0W-20 or 5W-20|
|VQ35DE-K||2007-2015||5.3||4.8||0W-20 or 5W-20|
|VQ35DE-KR||2009-2015||5.3||4.8||0W-20 or 5W-20|
|VQ35HR||2010-2015||5.3||4.8||0W-20 or 5W-20|
|VQ35DD||2013-2015||5.3||4.8||0W-20 or 5W-20|
|VQ37VHR||2016-present||6.1||5.6||0W-20 or 5W-20|
Please note that these are just the standard engine oil capacities. If you have a specific model of Maxima, you should always consult your owner’s manual for the exact engine oil capacity and specifications.