Compare 1996 Ford Taurus vs 1996 Nissan Maxima

1996 Ford Taurus
1996 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan G
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan G 20 29 $16,621 $17,995
Taurus 4-Door Sedan GL 20 29 $16,979 $18,600
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX 20 29 $19,097 $20,980
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,503 $25,930
Taurus 4-Door Wgn GL 19 28 $17,940 $19,680
Taurus 4-Door Wgn LX 19 27 $20,005 $22,000
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic N/A N/A $23,391 $26,279
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic N/A N/A $20,303 $22,679
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual N/A N/A $19,017 $20,999
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic N/A N/A $21,076 $23,679
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual N/A N/A $20,187 $22,679
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,621
$23,391
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,995
$26,279
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$438 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 -
Passenger Capacity
6 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 -
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 -
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
197.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake Type
Power -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 -
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 -
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 -
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 -
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R15 -
Front Tire Order Code
T32 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
175 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1750 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3326 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 -
Front Wheel Material
Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 -
Engine Order Code
99U -
Displacement
3.0L/182 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 -
Engine Type
Gas V6 -
Fuel System
SEFI -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Type
4 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 -
Trans Order Code
44L -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus -
Body Style
4 Door Sedan G -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -

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