Compare 2008 Nissan Maxima vs 2008 Acura TSX

2008 Nissan Maxima
2008 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $25,932 $28,190
4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $25,932 $28,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 20 28 $27,857 $30,290
4-Door Sedan Manual Nav 19 28 $27,857 $30,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,229
$25,932
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,630
$28,190
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$470 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better. The 2008 Acura TSX is far from the freshest sport sedan design, but it remains one of the most sensible and fun-to-drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 91
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 1.10 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x 0.35 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/50VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3591 3257
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17" x 7"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17" x 7"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6000 205 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4400 164 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.88
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continously Variable Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.36
Trans Type
1 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Acura TSX
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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