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Nissan Maxima Overview

For much of the 1990s, our editors considered new family sedans from Japan and America to be quite practical for everyday use but rather feckless in terms of generating excitement or pride of ownership. There was, however, a recommended alternative for the car enthusiast weighed down by the grim reality of family life -- the Nissan Maxima. During this period, the Maxima, with its powerful V6, upscale interior nissan maxima accessories and catchy "Four-Door Sports Car" marketing tagline, was ideally positioned as a bridge between those midsize snoozers and out-of-reach European sport sedans. These traits, along with continual improvements made by Nissan, ensured a loyal following and strong name recognition.

 
 
 

Nissan Maxima Specification

VEHICLE
EPA Classification Mid-Size
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 (2009)


ENGINE
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD -
Fuel System SMPI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400


RANSMISSION
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17


MILEAGE
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) Front Wheel Drive
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 1
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) Continuously Variable


ELECTRICAL
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130


COOLING SYSTEM
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6


WEIGHT INFORMATION
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3540


TRAILERING
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100


SUSPENSION
Suspension Type - Front Independent strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.83


BRAKES
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.60 x 1.10
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.13 x 0.63


TIRES
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17


WHEELS
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel


STEERING
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0


FUEL TANK
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0


EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase (in) 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2
Height, Overall (in) 57.8
Tread Width, Front (in) 62.4
Tread Width, Rear (in) 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6
Liftover Height (in) 27.2


CARGO AREA DIMENSIONS
Trunk Volume (ft3) 14.2


INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume (ft3) 95.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9


FEATURES

MECHANICAL

  • 3.5L DOHC 24-valve SMPI V6 engine
  • Continuous Variable Valve Timing Control (CVVTS)
  • Engine mounts -inc: (2) solid w/anti-torque rod, (2) electronically controlled
  • Electronically controlled "drive-by-wire" throttle
  • Continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Battery saver
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/coil springs
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • Speed-sensitive variable-assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes, front vented
  • Dual chrome exhaust finishers

EXTERIOR

  • 18" x 8.0" fine silver alloy wheels
  • P245/45VR18 all-season tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Pwr tilt/sliding moonroof w/sliding sunshade
  • Chrome door handles
  • Body color bumpers
  • Auto on/off halogen headlamps w/ambient light sensor
  • Body color folding pwr mirrors
  • UV reducing solar glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Variable intermittent speed-sensitive flat-blade windshield wipers w/mist function

INTERIOR

  • Cloth seat trim
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar support
  • 4-way pwr passenger seat
  • Front bucket seats
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear bench seat w/center armrest
  • Front/rear adjustable head restraints
  • Lower c-stack storage w/lid
  • Center console w/coin holder, cellular phone compartment
  • Full floor & trunk carpeting
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Daytime illumination meters -inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp
  • Warning lights -inc: fuel level, door ajar, oil pressure, windshield washer fluid
  • Multi function trip computer -inc: 2.7" dot matrix display, digital clock, outside temp display, distance to empty, average fuel consumption/speed, driving time, maintenance intervals, warning indicator, illumination control, instantaneous fuel consumption
  • Dual LCD trip odometers
  • Pwr windows w/driver & passenger auto up/down feature, key cylinder up/down, anti-pinch
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks w/auto-lock
  • Illuminated pwr accessory switches
  • Remote keyless entry w/trunk release & window down
  • Vehicle security system
  • Intelligent Key push-button ignition
  • Illuminated ignition keyhole
  • Immobilizer system
  • Vehicle information system
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel mounted illuminated controls
  • Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • Dual zone automatic temp control w/in-cabin microfilter
  • Rear air conditioning vents
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Lockable illuminated glove box w/damper & pen holder
  • Front & rear dual cup holders
  • (2) 12V pwr outlets
  • Cloth door trim inserts
  • Piano dot interior trim
  • Front door map pockets/bottle holders
  • Overhead console w/sunglass holder
  • Illuminated entry system w/fade-out
  • Lighting -inc: front/rear step lamps, foot well lamps, front floor lamp, trunk, mood light
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Front/rear map lights
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Sunvisor extensions
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Driver/front passenger seatback pockets
  • Front/rear passenger assist grips
  • Rear seat coat hanger

SAFETY

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist & electronic brake force distribution (EBD)
  • Traction Control System (TCS)
  • Vehicle dynamic control
  • Steel side-door guard beams
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Zone body construction
  • Driver & front passenger dual-stage airbags w/seat belt sensors
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
  • Front & rear roof mounted curtain side-impact airbags
  • Active front head restraints
  • Front seat belts w/pretensioners/load limiters/adjustable anchors
  • ELR seat belt system for driver
  • ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers
  • All position 3-point seat belts
  • Passenger window lockout
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Lower anchor & tethers for children (LATCH)
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

 

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