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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 Manual 2.0T FrontTrak
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak 2.0T 20 31 $26,878 $28,900
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 Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,041 $32,300
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
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $35,713 $38,400
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $29,760 $32,000
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,971 $33,300
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $35,573 $38,250
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $36,643 $39,400
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak SE 2.0T 20 31 $27,668 $29,750
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak SE 2.0T 21 30 $28,877 $31,050
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $29,783 $32,025
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $30,992 $33,325
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $30,713 $33,025
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $31,922 $34,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,229
$26,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,630
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$482 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5 34.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.6 90.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.1 38.4
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 58.3 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 13.4
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.50 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.47
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 Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55R16
Spare Tire Size T145/80R17 P215/55R16
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Engine
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
Fuel System SMPI FSI
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
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Audi A4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Stabilizer Bar
 
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