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 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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 - TBD -
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
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
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
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
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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