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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 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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 102.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 39.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 199.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.68
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
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3436 3318
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5800 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Mercury Sable
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Indep Quadralink
 
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