Compare 2008 Audi A4 vs 2008 Nissan Maxima

2008 Audi A4
2008 Nissan Maxima
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2-Door Convertible Automatic 2.0T quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2-Door Convertible Automatic 2.0T quattro 19 27 $38,921 $41,850
A4 2-Door Convertible Automatic 3.2L quattro 17 25 $44,548 $47,900
A4 2-Door Convertible CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $36,968 $39,750
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.0T quattro 19 27 $30,041 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic 3.2L quattro 17 25 $35,713 $38,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 2.0T quattro 19 27 $30,992 $33,325
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $28,085 $30,200
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.2L FrontTrak 18 27 $33,761 $36,300
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT SE 2.0T FrontTrak 21 30 $28,877 $31,050
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T FrontTrak 20 31 $26,878 $28,900
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T quattro 20 28 $28,830 $31,000
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual 3.2L quattro 15 25 $34,643 $37,250
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 2.0T FrontTrak 20 31 $27,668 $29,750
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 2.0T quattro 20 28 $29,783 $32,025
A4 5-Door Wgn Automatic 2.0T quattro 19 27 $30,971 $33,300
A4 5-Door Wgn Automatic 3.2L quattro 17 25 $36,643 $39,400
A4 5-Door Wgn Automatic SE 2.0T quattro 19 27 $31,922 $34,325
A4 5-Door Wgn Manual 2.0T quattro 20 28 $29,760 $32,000
A4 5-Door Wgn Manual 3.2L quattro 15 25 $35,573 $38,250
A4 5-Door Wgn Manual SE 2.0T quattro 20 28 $30,713 $33,025
S4 2-Door Convertible Automatic 14 21 $53,917 $57,975
S4 2-Door Convertible Manual 13 19 $52,801 $56,775
S4 4-Door Sedan Automatic 14 21 $46,232 $49,710
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual 13 20 $45,207 $48,610
S4 5-Door Avant Wgn Automatic 14 21 $47,162 $50,710
S4 5-Door Avant Wgn Manual 13 20 $46,137 $49,610
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
Maxima 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,921
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,850
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$698 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Audi S4 has aged gracefully—and still has fleet V-8 feet and great handling, too. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.4 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
72.9 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
24.9 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.0 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
180.0 194.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.8 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 111.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.2 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.60 x 1.10
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)
11.3 x 0.47 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.6 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 40.0
Steering Type
Servotronic Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/55R16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
P215/55R16 T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3935 3591
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 255 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Tiptronic w/OD NA
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Continously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Nissan Maxima
Body Style
2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent strut

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