Compare 2003 Nissan Maxima vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Nissan Maxima
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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 FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,507
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,899
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3218 3336
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
246 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5800 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
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 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Quadralink

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