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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 $25,511 $27,900
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 20 28 $25,511 $27,900
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 28 $27,568 $30,150
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,511
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$347 / 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 38.1
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 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 103.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 193.5 197.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.2 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 16.9
Brakes
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 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.60 x 1.10 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3447 3306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 265 @ 5800 153 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
Transmission
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 44N
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.04 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
 
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