Compare 2005 BMW 3-Series vs 2005 Nissan Maxima

2005 BMW 3-Series
2005 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $26,845 $29,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $28,435 $31,050
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $28,570 $31,200
4-Door Sports Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 19 27 $28,570 $31,200
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,025 $31,700
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,025 $31,700
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $30,165 $32,950
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $32,665 $35,700
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,125 $37,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 29 $34,260 $37,450
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $35,670 $39,000
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $40,765 $44,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $43,225 $47,300
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $50,960 $55,800
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4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 20 28 $25,146 $27,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 20 29 $25,146 $27,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 28 $27,202 $29,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,845
$25,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,300
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.0 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.8 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.4 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.9 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
176 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.7 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.50 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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
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)
16.6 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Assist Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.4 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
P205/55R16 T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3473
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 3500 255 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
184 @ 6000 265 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas 6-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.23 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.98
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.04 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.52 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Upper Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut type Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.03
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
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