Compare 2005 Cadillac CTS vs 2005 Nissan Maxima

2005 Cadillac CTS
2005 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 2.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 17 27 $27,925 $30,190
4-Door Sedan 3.6L 17 27 $30,007 $32,440
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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
$27,925
$25,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,190
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 193.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.37 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 3473
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
194 @ 3300 255 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LP1 NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 6500 265 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Aisin NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 3.03
Trans Order Code
MV1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.44
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.03
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Beam

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