Compare 1997 Nissan Maxima vs 1997 Toyota Camry

1997 Nissan Maxima
1997 Toyota Camry
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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
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4-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 23 30 $15,277 $17,248
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 23 31 $14,568 $16,448
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE V6 Manual 20 28 $17,103 $19,308
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE Automatic 23 30 $17,446 $19,928
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE V6 Automatic 20 28 $19,469 $22,238
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE Automatic 23 30 $19,152 $21,878
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE V6 Automatic 20 28 $21,088 $24,088
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,943
$15,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,899
$17,248
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 96.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.5 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.2
Liftover Height (in)
25.3 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.0 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3085 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 582
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 147 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 133 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GLE 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA

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