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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
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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
4-Door Sedan Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $25,932 $28,190
4-Door Sedan Manual Nav 19 28 $27,857 $30,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $25,932 $28,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 20 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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 69.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 13.2
Brakes
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 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.7
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/50VR17
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3591 3345
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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"
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.8 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 105
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4L/144
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.08
Trans Type 1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.57
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.51
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Continously Variable Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - 0.44 2.65
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Acura TSX
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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