Nissan Maxima 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Nissan Maxima 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Maxima zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Maxima 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.

We are here to help if you need to know what is the exact 0-60 mph for Maxima and all trims year by year. The official technical documentation is used as our primary source for Nissan Maxima zero to 60 performance data which is also manually verified by editors.


2018 Nissan Maxima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.5 S 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 SV 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 SL 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 SR 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph

2017 Nissan Maxima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.5 S 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 SV 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 SL 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 SR 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
3.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph

2016 Nissan Maxima 0-60 times, all trims

Trim, HP, Engine, Transmission0-60 times1/4 mile times
3.5 S 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.1 @ 100 mph
3.5 SV 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.1 @ 100 mph
3.5 SL 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.1 @ 100 mph
3.5 SR 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.1 @ 100 mph
3.5 Platinum 4dr Sedan,300 hp

5.6 sec

14.1 @ 100 mph


Nissan Maxima 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2018

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
2017

5.6 sec

14.2 @ 100 mph
2016

5.6 sec

14.1 @ 100 mph
2014

5.8 sec

14.4 @ 97 mph
2013

5.8 sec

14.4 @ 97 mph
2012

5.8 sec

14.4 @ 97 mph
2011

5.8 sec

14.4 @ 97 mph
2010

5.8 sec

14.4 @ 97 mph
2009

5.8 sec

14.3 @ 108 mph
2008

6.5 sec

14.8 @ 99 mph
2007

6.5 sec

14.9 @ 99 mph
2006

6.5 sec

15 @ 95 mph
2005

6.5 sec

15 @ 95 mph
2004

6.5 - 7 sec

15 @ 95 - 15.2 @ 93 mph
2003

6.2 - 6.7 sec

14.7 @ 96 - 15 @ 94 mph
2002

6.05 - 6.65 sec

14.55 @ 0 - 15.15 @ 0 mph
2001

6.6 - 7.35 sec

15.1 @ 0 - 15.85 @ 0 mph
2000

6.65 - 7.35 sec

15.15 @ 0 - 15.85 @ 0 mph
1999

7.2 - 7.85 sec

15.7 @ 0 - 16.35 @ 0 mph

But perhaps even more importantly than these numbers, this car is about 15% more efficient than last year’s Maxima. And that means it gains 4 miles per gallon on the highway for a total of 30. Also you can expect about 22 mpg around town. Combined – about 25 – another pretty impressive figures for such a large sporty car. Helping deliver extraordinary efficiency is Nissan’s latest Xtronic Continuously Variable Transmission. Usually I’m not a fan of these cog-less ratio-swappers, but this one is quite pleasant and actually mimics gear changes during heavy throttle applications which eliminates a lot of the droning normally associated with CVTs. Anyway, as quick as this car is, I don’t want my ego to write checks my body can’t cash, so I’m gonna back it of for half a notch too here. Driving the Maxima is quite impressive.


This thing feels very wide, which can make it a challenge to navigate some of the narrow-back country roads here in Tennessee. Also it’s difficult to see with the tall foot exactly where the corners of the vehicle are. But still it handles extremely well, the feel really crisp and precise.


Very impressive steering in this big sedan here. Also the top end power provided by the engine, very strong as well, can hold really nicely, sprinting the red light. Also the VQ V6 here is surprisingly refined. Again, they reengineered it for improved efficiency of course to make it smoother running. And it really shows.


VQ has always been a great engine, but perhaps not the smoothest running V6, this one – really quite creamy. Nissan is offering five different trim levels of the 2016 Maxima here, and I happen to be driving the SR, which is the sportiest of the bunch.


And it gets unique suspension tuning, special springs, unique anti-roll bars and other things as well. And they really help tighten this car up, make it quite a bit of fun for a front wheel drive car. Nissan did a very nice job with the interior of its 2016 Maxima. It is extremely premium in here.

It might be difficult to reproduce official Nissan Maxima 0-60 times driving your own car, as measuring accuracy of Nissan Maxima acceleration from 0 to 60 depends on the transmission type or such variables as wind, weather conditions, tire traction or even weight of the rim. For the safety of the public, 0-60 times are often recorded by professional drivers on the closed racing tracks or dragstrips.

The good news is you can always soup up your car to have the best drag times. The easiest way is chip-tuning. The Engine of Nissan Maxima is equipped with an engine management system (EMS)/Engine Control Unit (ECU) which can be modified to different settings, producing different performance levels and boosting Maxima\'s horsepower.

Right now we are well on course to post the data on transmission and engine on the Nissan Maxima acceleration page of our website. We also have plans to make it possible for any visitor of the website to add their own custom data on Nissan Maxima acceleration.



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