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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual
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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
4-Door Sedan GLS Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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 -
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.5 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 106.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 15
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 16.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size Spacesaver P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3186 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 217 @ 4000 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 222 @ 6400 150 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 24
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
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
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 -
 
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