Compare 2004 Chevrolet Malibu vs 2004 Nissan Maxima

2004 Chevrolet Malibu
2004 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 24 34 $17,174 $18,770
4-Door Sedan LS 23 32 $19,004 $20,770
4-Door Sedan LT 23 32 $21,292 $23,270
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4-Door Sedan Automatic SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 28 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 20 29 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 20 27 $26,517 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,174
$24,780
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,770
$27,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$313 / month
$452 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.4 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
188.3 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.9 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x 1.02 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.05 x 1.57 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
QMR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P245/45VR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3174 3473
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.6 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5600 265 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4000 255 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
L61 NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 3.5L/214
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 3.03
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.98
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.77 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Ind 4-link Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Ind MacPherson Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 1.03
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil springs w/Coil Springs

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