Compare 2001 Nissan Maxima vs 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2001 Nissan Maxima
2001 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan Manual GXE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 21 27 $19,430 $21,249
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 20 28 $20,745 $22,949
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 27 $21,433 $23,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 28 $21,882 $24,349
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 20 28 $23,769 $26,449
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 20th Anniv 21 27 $24,342 $27,149
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20th Anniv 20 28 $24,791 $27,649
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,430
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,249
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
44.8 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 184.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
-TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Spacesaver P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3186 3122
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spacesaver 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
222 @ 6400 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
217 @ 4000 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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