Compare 2004 Nissan Maxima vs 2004 Cadillac CTS

2004 Nissan Maxima
2004 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan Automatic SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 28 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 20 29 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 20 27 $26,517 $29,000
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $28,351 $30,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,780
$28,351
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,100
$30,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 98
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 190.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 12.5
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 1.10 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x 0.35 11.7 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.37
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
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)
3473 3509
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4400 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LA3
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.2L/194
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 5800 220 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.34
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Getrag
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA M35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Cadillac CTS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.03 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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