Compare 1997 Audi A8 vs 1997 Nissan Maxima

1997 Audi A8
1997 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A8 4-Door Sedan 3.7L Automatic 17 26 $49,748 $56,900
A8 4-Door Sedan 4.2L Automatic Quattro 17 25 $56,360 $64,500
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 28 $21,628 $24,299
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 22 27 $20,739 $23,299
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,748
$23,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$56,900
$26,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$948 / month
$448 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.0 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
198.2 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.6 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.9 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 0.98 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.2 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P205/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3,682 3085
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 2700 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.7L/226 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
230 @ 5500 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.665 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.096 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.999 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.091 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GLE
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Track-Rod NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapeziodal link Multi-Link Beam

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