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 |  Jan 29 2013, 9:48 AM

10. Nissan Maxima - 520 Miles

And landing in the No. 10 spot is Nissan’s Maxima. This sporty sedan holds an even 20 gallons of gasoline, meaning it’s got the second-largest fuel tank in this comparison. The car features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that pushes out 290 horsepower. Unfortunately it’s matched to a buzz-killing continuously variable transmission (CVT).

SEE ALSO: 2009 Nissan Maxima Review

According to the EPA the Maxima can stretch a gallon of unleaded fuel 19 miles in the city and 26 on the highway. That means it can travel up 520 miles, a fair distance to be sure, but nowhere near as far as some of the other sedans in this Top 10.

Of course if you decide to go the full distance with any of these you’ll want to keep a gas can on hand so you don’t get stranded. You’ve been warned.

  • Davatet3

    What about the 2013 Nissan Altima 4-cylinder???  Or is that not considered a “large sedan” It gets 684 miles to a tank on highway. 

  • Mfjm12

    How about a kia Optima. I rented one for a week and whenever I filled it up driving it across the country it gave me a range of about 520. Tie for last place?

  • CDO1983

    Quick facts direct from the EPA fuel economy website, the Nissan Maxima, Honda Accord, VW Passat, Buick lacrosse and all new smaller Toyota Avalon Hybrid are not classified as large, They are all classified as midsize! The Maxima is in fact smaller inside then the midsize Altima. 

  • Negousan

    I think that compare diesel engines with engines to gasoline or hybrid it is wrong, they should compare them each one is its category of motorization

  • Robert Parr

    FYI, the gas version of the Passat would’ve placed 4th, along with the diesel version still at #1.