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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Body Style

Trim

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 Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan GXE Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
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
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 43.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 55.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Power
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Variable Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 N/A
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
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
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 356
Engine
Fuel System SEFI EFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.29
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan GXE
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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
 
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