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Compare 2003 Ford Taurus vs 2003 Nissan Maxima

2003 Ford Taurus
2003 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE Standard FFV 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SES Standard FFV 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Standard FFV 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 20 26 $24,758 $27,549
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 20 26 $22,507 $24,899
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 20 26 $23,051 $25,649
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 21 28 $23,051 $25,649
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,198
$24,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,630
$27,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$327 / month
$459 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 102.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.4
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 191.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.94 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.65 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3275
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 246 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 255 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Multi-Link Beam

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