2012 Nissan Maxima MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 2012 Nissan Maxima.

The 2012 Nissan Maxima runs on premium gasoline and is in the Midsize Cars car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 2012 Nissan Maxima is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 2012 Nissan Maxima Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 2012 Nissan Maxima gets up to 19 miles per gallon in the city, and 26 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 2012 Nissan Maxima is 22 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 2012 Nissan Maxima?

The estimated fuel costs for the 2012 Nissan Maxima is $3,350 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 2012 Nissan Maxima to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $5,250 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 2012 Nissan Maxima Consume?

The 2012 Nissan Maxima will consume roughly 14 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.

Overview

The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 2012 Nissan Maxima.

City MPG 19
Highway MPG 26
Combined MPG 22
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $5,250
Fuel Cost $3,350
Fuel Type 1 Premium
Barrels of Petroleum 14
Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic (AV-S6)
Vehicle Class Midsize Cars
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related Nissan Models from 2012

If you're interested in other Nissan models from 2012, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.

Disclaimer

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