Compare 2008 Nissan Maxima vs 2009 Volvo S60

2008 Nissan Maxima
2009 Volvo S60
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
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4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T SE 19 28 $29,093 $30,950
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T SE 18 26 $30,785 $32,750
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 28 $30,832 $32,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 18 26 $32,524 $34,600
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T 18 26 $34,216 $36,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,229
$29,093
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,630
$30,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$516 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better. The 2009 Volvo S60 isn’t a sport sedan, but it is a comfortable, safe, all-weather mid-size car with an eager powertrain.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.5 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.5 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 92
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 181.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 107
Liftover Height (in)
29.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.50 x 0.35 11.3 x - TBD -
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 12.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 330
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3591 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4400 236 @ 1500 - 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6000 208 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Continously Variable Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.98
Trans Type
1 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volvo S60
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 .93
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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