Asked by Jul 20, 2013 at 04:45 PM about the 2002 Nissan Maxima GXE

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Most modern V6 engines range from 2.5L -4.0L. The 1990 Maxima came with a 3.0L V6...And..I haven't EVER heard of ANY car past or present having a 2.0L V6. The ONLY small displacement V6 that I do recall is the oddball 1.8L V6 that Mazda used in their MX-3 sports coupe in the early 90's. You might be better off just changing over to a 4 cylinder car if fuel economy is that critical to you. Altima or Sentra maybe? I cannot recommend the Nissan Versa, the car is 100% crap...not reliable + butt ugly..lol.

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The VQ20DE engine has DOHC 24-valve 2.0 L (1,995 cc) V6 has bore and stroke dimensions of 76 mm and 73.3 mm respectively, along with a compression ratio ranging from 9.5 to 10.0:1. It produces 150 PS (110 kW; 150 hp) to 160 PS (120 kW; 160 hp) @6400 rpm and 137 to 145 lb·ft (186 to 197 N·m) @4400 rpm (lean burn). It is fitted to the following vehicles: 1994–2003 Nissan Cefiro (aka Maxima) A32 and A33 1995–1999 Nissan QX A32 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan_VQ_engine

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