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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 20 26 $22,507 $24,899
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $23,051 $25,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 26 $23,051 $25,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 20 26 $24,758 $27,549
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,507
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,899
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$279 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.3 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 103.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 191.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.1 15.6
Brakes
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 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 x 0.35 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.6 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55HR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/55HR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3218 3001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 246 @ 4400 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 5800 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.26
Trans Type 4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.79 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.78 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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