Compare 2002 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2002 Nissan Maxima

2002 Chevrolet Malibu
2002 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $16,250 $17,760
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,267 $19,965
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 20 26 $24,354 $27,099
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 20 26 $22,326 $24,699
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 20 26 $22,871 $25,449
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 21 28 $22,871 $25,449
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,250
$24,354
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,760
$27,099
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$452 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.0 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 102.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.1 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.3 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3053 3275
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 246 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5200 255 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link Beam

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