Compare 2010 Lexus ES 350 vs 2010 Nissan Maxima

2010 Lexus ES 350
2010 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $31,892 $35,175
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $28,113 $30,690
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,892
$28,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,175
$30,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Comfort-minded buyers who room for four in a sensibly-sized sedan—and still want the latest technology—won't be able to do much better than the 2010 Lexus ES 350. The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.4 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
191.7 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 14.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x - TBD - 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)
11.06 x - TBD - 12.13 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3540
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front 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)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4700 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/210 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6200 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 (2009) 6

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