Compare 2003 Nissan Maxima vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Nissan Maxima
2003 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 20 26 $22,507 $24,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 26 $23,051 $25,649
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 28 $23,051 $25,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 20 26 $24,758 $27,549
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,507
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,899
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$415 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 17.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.65 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.6 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3218 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 5800 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
246 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.79 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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