Compare 2009 Volvo S60 vs 2008 Nissan Maxima

2009 Volvo S60
2008 Nissan Maxima
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,093
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,950
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$516 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volvo S60 isn’t a sport sedan, but it is a comfortable, safe, all-weather mid-size car with an eager powertrain. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 103.6
Second Leg Room (in)
33.3 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
181.2 194.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107 111.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 15.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3591
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/154 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
208 @ 5000 255 @ 6000
Engine Type
Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 4500 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Continously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 2.37 - 0.44
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo S60 Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.83 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.93 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multilink Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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