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 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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 14.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.7
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3447 3012
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
690 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Engine
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
195 @ 5200 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L36 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut

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