Compare 2008 Nissan Maxima vs 2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan

2008 Nissan Maxima
2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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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 H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 27 $19,365 $20,495
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 27 $19,571 $20,695
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 27 $19,639 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 27 $19,845 $20,995
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 27 $20,277 $21,495
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 27 $20,483 $21,695
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 27 $20,551 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 27 $20,757 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 27 $22,615 $24,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 27 $22,821 $24,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/VDC 20 27 $22,890 $24,395
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd w/VDC 20 27 $23,096 $24,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 19 24 $26,438 $28,295
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $27,807 $29,795
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,167 $31,295
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $29,528 $31,795
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $31,534 $33,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,229
$19,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,630
$20,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$342 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
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 Subaru Legacy is an agile sport sedan, with a tough side.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 54.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 90.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
29.2 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 1.10 10.8 x 0.94
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 10.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 205/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3591 3270
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4400 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.5L/150
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportshift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Continously Variable Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Type
1 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Subaru Legacy (Natl)
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/antisquat
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms

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