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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE Manual
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Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 20 29 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 28 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 20 27 $26,517 $29,000
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,780
$28,351
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,100
$30,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$511 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 56.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 x 0.35 11.7 x 1.0
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 35.5
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T145/80R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QWJ
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3436 3509
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SFI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.57
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.34
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Getrag
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.00 3.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 2.04
Trans Order Code NA M35
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
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 -
 
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