Compare 2003 Nissan Maxima vs 2003 Buick Regal

2003 Nissan Maxima
2003 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE
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
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4-Door Sedan LS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 16.7
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3218 3438
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 102
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
246 @ 4400 225 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5800 200 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan LS
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Buick Regal
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Sport
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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