Compare 2008 Nissan Maxima vs 2008 Audi A4

2008 Nissan Maxima
2008 Audi A4
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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 FrontTrak 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak 2.0T 20 31 $26,878 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak SE 2.0T 20 31 $27,668 $29,750
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T 21 30 $28,085 $30,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $28,830 $31,000
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak SE 2.0T 21 30 $28,877 $31,050
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $29,760 $32,000
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $29,783 $32,025
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,041 $32,300
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $30,713 $33,025
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,971 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $30,992 $33,325
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $31,922 $34,325
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 3.2L 18 27 $33,761 $36,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $34,643 $37,250
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $35,573 $38,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $35,713 $38,400
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $36,643 $39,400
2-Door Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak 2.0T 21 30 $36,968 $39,750
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $38,921 $41,850
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $44,548 $47,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,229
$26,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,630
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
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 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
29.2 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 180.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 P215/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3591 3406
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4400 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.37
Trans Type
1 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Continously Variable Manual w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Trapezoidal Link

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