Compare 2004 Nissan Maxima vs 2004 Chevrolet Malibu

2004 Nissan Maxima
2004 Chevrolet Malibu
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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 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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)
3473 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)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Ind 4-link
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

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