Compare 1997 Nissan Maxima vs 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Nissan Maxima
1997 Volkswagen Passat
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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 GLX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Automatic 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Manual 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn TDI Manual 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,943
$19,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,899
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 45.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 98.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.5 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 56.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
25.3 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.35 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 11.3 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P215/50R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P215/50R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3085 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 173 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 172 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.71
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GLE 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.25 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-

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