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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE Manual
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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
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $17,174 $18,770
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $19,004 $20,770
4-Door Sedan LT 23 32 $21,292 $23,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,780
$17,174
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,100
$18,770
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$313 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 101.4
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 106.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 188.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 x 0.35 9.05 x 1.57
Brake Type Power Power
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 10.87 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 38
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size T145/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P205/65R15
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 3174
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4400 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Displacement 3.5L/214 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5800 145 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 24
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.96
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.00 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.29
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.03 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Ind 4-link
 
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