Compare 2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2005 Nissan Maxima

2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2005 Nissan Maxima
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
C-Class 2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.6L 4MATIC 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 4MATIC 19 26 $36,410 $39,150
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
C-Class 4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
C-Class 4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
C-Class 4-Door Wgn 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
C-Class 4-Door Wgn 2.6L 4MATIC 19 24 $32,876 $35,350
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4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 20 28 $25,146 $27,500
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 28 $27,202 $29,750
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 20 29 $25,146 $27,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,041
$25,146
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,850
$27,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$431 / month
$458 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.9 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.9 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
45.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
171.2 193.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 15.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x - TBD - 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 40.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/40ZR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45ZR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3473
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3500-4000 255 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 5800 265 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.02
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.03
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Multi-Link Beam

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