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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,396
$27,892
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,000
$30,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$517 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 43.800 42.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.400 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.600 39.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.500 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.900 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.800 102.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.400 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 109.300 111.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.200 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.600 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.600 195.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.200 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.130 x 0.630 11.1 x 0.40
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) 12.600 x 1.100 11.7 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.000 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.570 2.85
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.200 14.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3551 3461
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31 (Est)
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.766 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.900
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.173 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.371-0.439 3.300
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.420
Trans Type 1 6
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.827 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.000 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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