Compare 2004 Nissan Maxima vs 2004 Cadillac CTS

2004 Nissan Maxima
2004 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan Automatic SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 20 28 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 20 29 $24,780 $27,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 20 27 $26,517 $29,000
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $28,351 $30,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,780
$28,351
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,100
$30,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$511 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 98
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 190.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.6
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 12.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x 0.35 11.7 x 1.0
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 1.10 11.9 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.37
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3473 3509
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4400 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LA3
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.2L/194
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 5800 220 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.04
Trans Order Code
NA M35
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.21
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.57
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.34
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Getrag
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.21
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.03 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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