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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 20 26 $22,507 $24,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 26 $23,051 $25,649
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $23,051 $25,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 20 26 $24,758 $27,549
4-Door Sedan LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,175 $24,235
4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $25,835 $28,235
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,507
$22,175
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,899
$24,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$404 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 102
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 58.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 57.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 196.2
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 61.3
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 109.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 16.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.65 x 0.94 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.35 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable-Effort Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3218 3438
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 102
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 5800 200 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 246 @ 4400 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
Transmission
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.568
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.79 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.705
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 2.921
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.000
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Buick Regal
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Sport
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 Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
 
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