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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 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 $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/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium 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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.2
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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.6
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
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
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Continuously Variable
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
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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