Recommended Engine Oil For Nissan Maxima

In this article you will find out — what engine lubricant suits Nissan Maxima? One can argue that the variety of motor oil brands can be even richer than that of car brands. Engine oils differ in quality and viscosity grades. Fuel consumption and launch of engine depend upon viscosity. The use of unsuitable oil can result in engine breakdown! Thus, we highly recommend you to read car manufacturers’ instructions on oil selection. Below, our team is willing to propose a broad range of engine oils suitable for Nissan Maxima .
We hope this data will help you to choose oil most suitable for you, recommended for the US, under normal conditions. In case your region has abnormal weather conditions (too low or too high temperatures), as well as for severe operating conditions, we kindly ask you to refer to your car instruction, or contact official representative Nissan in your region.


Maxima, A34, 2004-2008 (USA/CAN)

Nissan Maxima, A34


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2004 — 2004, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2004 — 2004, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.23 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2007 — 2008, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2005 — 2006, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2005 — 2006, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2007 — 2007, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 10W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5W-40
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech LL 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Super Leichtlauf 10W-40
Liqui Moly Optimal 10W-40
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30
Liqui Moly MoS2 Leichtlauf 10W-40

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol EDGE High Mileage 10W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2008 — 2008, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.44 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.211 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30



Maxima, A35, 2009-2014 (USA/CAN)

Nissan Maxima, A35


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2009 — 2010, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2011 — 2014, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2009 — 2009, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.28 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2010 — 2012, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Synthoil High Tech 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 4.86-5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2012 — 2014, Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4200 5W-30
Liqui Moly Top Tec 4600 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 5W-30
Liqui Moly Special Tec DX1 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation DPF 5W-30
Liqui Moly Molygen New Generation 5W-30
Liqui Moly Leichtlauf HC 7 5W-30
Liqui Moly Optimal HT Synth 5W-30

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 7500 miles/ 6 months -Severe:Change 3750 miles/ 3 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 5W-30
Castrol GTX High Mileage 5W-30

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 5W-30
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 5W-30
Quaker State SAE 5W-30



Maxima, A36 (2015- )

Nissan Maxima, A36


Maxima 3.5 (CAN), 2015-.., Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.49 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20


Maxima 3.5 (USA), 2015-.., Engine VQ35DE

Liqui Moly Recommendation:
Liqui Moly Special Tec AA 0W-20

Castrol Recommendation:
Capacity 5.07 US quarts (Service fill), Capacity 5.49 US quarts (Dry fill), Filter capacity 0.317 US quarts, Service Intervals -Normal:Change 5000 miles/ 6 months

Castrol EDGE High Mileage 0W-20
Castrol EDGE 0W-20 U.S.

Quaker State Recommendation:
Quaker State Full Synthetic SAE 0W-20
Quaker State Synthetic Blend SAE 0W-20

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