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 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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent

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