Compare 1998 Mercury Sable vs 1998 Nissan Maxima

1998 Mercury Sable
1998 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 28 $17,853 $19,525
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
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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
$17,853
$19,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,525
$21,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
199.7 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 14.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.94 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 34.8
Steering Type
Variable Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65SR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3299 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.27
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.85
Trans Order Code
44L NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.29
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan GXE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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