Compare 1998 Buick Regal vs 1998 Nissan Maxima

1998 Buick Regal
1998 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary 19 30 $19,164 $20,945
4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $19,256 $21,045
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $21,767 $23,790
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4-Door Sedan Manual GXE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 22 27 $20,916 $23,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $21,806 $24,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,164
$19,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,945
$21,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 99.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 10.94 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 34.8
Steering Type
Variable-Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.76 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3447 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 356
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
195 @ 5200 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.85
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.82
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Control Arm w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Multi-Link Beam

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