Compare 2006 Nissan Maxima vs 2006 Ford Taurus

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4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 20 28 $25,511 $27,900
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 20 29 $25,511 $27,900
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 28 $27,568 $30,150
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,511
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,900
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$465 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
193.5 197.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 16.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 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)
12.60 x 1.10 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3485 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
265 @ 5800 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.44 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.14 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44N
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.81

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