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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $19,256 $21,045
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $21,767 $23,790
4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary 19 30 $19,164 $20,945
4-Door Sedan GXE Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 99.6
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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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