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
Maxima 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
Maxima 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
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4-Door Sedan 2.4T FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 4-Door Sedan 2.4T FWD 18 26 $34,216 $36,400
S60 4-Door Sedan 2.5T AWD 18 26 $32,524 $34,600
S60 4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD 19 28 $30,832 $32,800
S60 4-Door Sedan 2.5T SE AWD 18 26 $30,785 $32,750
S60 4-Door Sedan 2.5T SE FWD 19 28 $29,093 $30,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,229
$34,216
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,630
$36,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$477 / month
$607 / 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 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
Length, Overall (in)
194.4 181.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.3 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 13.9
Brakes
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 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Speed Sensitive
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80R17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3591 3501
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4400 258 @ 2100 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/147
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 6000 257 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 High-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 2.44
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volvo S60
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 .94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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