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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 20 29 $25,146 $27,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 20 28 $25,146 $27,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 28 $27,202 $29,750
4-Door Sedan GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 27 $19,499 $21,465
4-Door Sedan LS 20 27 $22,169 $24,465
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $22,967 $25,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,146
$19,499
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,500
$21,465
Monthly Payment Estimate
$458 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 102.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 199.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 16.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.60 x 1.10 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T145/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3436 3318
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5800 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4400 186 @ 5500
Engine Order Code NA N/A
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.00 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.15 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.00
Trans Type 6 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Mercury Sable
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.03 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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