Compare 2009 Nissan Maxima vs 2009 Pontiac G8

2009 Nissan Maxima
2009 Pontiac G8
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $27,628 $30,160
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,097 $32,860
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,097 $32,860
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,097 $32,860
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 25 $26,978 $28,250
4-Door Sedan GT 15 24 $30,326 $31,755
4-Door Sedan GXP 13 20 $35,917 $37,610
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,628
$26,978
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,160
$28,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$471 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The stylish 2009 Nissan Maxima has the looks—and acceleration specs—of a sport sedan but lacks the high-performance driving feel to match. The G8 gives Pontiac real sport-sedan credentials and hits the mark with only minor faults.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 58.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 59.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 107.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 196.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 114.8
Liftover Height (in)
27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 74.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 17.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 1.10 11.73 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)
12.13 x 0.63 11.89 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA R1L
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA R1L
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3557 3885
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 256 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.60
Trans Type
1 5
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Pontiac G8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Performance
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 4-link independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut Performance
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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