Compare 2011 Lexus ES 350 vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Lexus ES 350
2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 27 $33,299 $36,725
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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 $29,081 $31,750
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,299
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,725
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$612 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
For those who value comfort and luxury—and still want the latest technology—but don't need a sport sedan, the 2011 Lexus ES 350 is one of the best bets. The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 14.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3540
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Lexus ES 350 Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Dual-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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