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Selected Style 35 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $27,628 $30,160
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,097 $32,860
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,097 $32,860
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,097 $32,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$42,286
$27,628
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,800
$30,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$763 / month
$503 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Infiniti M Series represents a compromise between sport and luxury—but a pleasant one that many shoppers should contemplate. The stylish 2009 Nissan Maxima has the looks—and acceleration specs—of a sport sedan but lacks the high-performance driving feel to match.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4-door Large Car Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.2 96.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 44.2 43.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 114.2 109.3
Liftover Height (in) 28.0 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.4 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 14.2
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 x 1.1 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.6 12.13 x 0.63
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3941 3557
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 262 @ 4800 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 303 @ 6800 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.92 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 NA
Trans Type 7 1
Drivetrain Rear-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.97 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.19 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.35 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously Variable
Summary
Vehicle Name Infiniti M35 Nissan Maxima
Body Style 4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
 
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