Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 Nissan Maxima

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 28 $21,628 $24,299
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 22 27 $20,739 $23,299
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$23,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$26,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$448 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .4 10.9 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 1.1 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P205/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 3085
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GLE
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link Beam

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