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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $28,113 $30,690
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan XL (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $25,246 $27,945
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $28,696 $32,245
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $31,401 $35,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,113
$25,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,690
$27,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$512 / month
$466 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package. The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.8 106.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 111.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 197.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 14.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.13 x 0.63 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr 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 11.7 x - TBD -
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 Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.9
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3540 3490
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.42
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 6
 
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