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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic
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Trim

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
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 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 36.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 98
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 190.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 12.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P225/55HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3473 3509
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Cadillac CTS
Suspension
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
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
 
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