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Here's how the 1998 Nissan Maxima, 1998 INFINITI I30, 2003 INFINITI I35 and the 1997 Nissan Altima measure up.
4dr Sdn Manual
$11,499
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4dr Standard Sdn Auto
$28,900
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4dr Sdn Luxury
$29,100
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4dr Sdn XE Manual
$15,649
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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 5 5
Engine

115.0-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

190.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

255.0-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

150.0-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
171.0" length, 54.3" height 189.6" length, 55.7" height 193.7" length, 57.0" height 180.5" length, 55.9" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Medium Mocha

Mocha

Dark Charcoal

Medium Grey

Charcoal

Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Subcompact Mid-Size Mid-Size Compact

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
14 x 4.0 in 16" x 4" in N/A 15 x 4.0 in
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size
13 x 5.0 in 15" x 6.5" in 17 x 7.0 in 15 x 6.0 in
Front Wheel Size
13 x 5.0 in 15" x 6.5" in 17 x 7.0 in 15 x 6.0 in
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 110 110 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 356 N/A 550

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 6000 190 @ 5600 255 @ 5800 150 @ 5600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
108 @ 4000 205 @ 4000 246 @ 4400 154 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement
1.6L/97 3.0L/183 3.5L/213 2.4L/146

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
29 MPG 21 MPG 20 MPG 24 MPG
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
39 MPG 28 MPG 26 MPG 30 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy
514.80 mi 518.00 mi 481.00 mi 477.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
382.80 mi 388.50 mi 370.00 mi 381.60 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut-Type Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs -

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9.1 x 0.71 in 10.9 x 0.9 in 11.65 x 0.94 in 10.9 x 0.87 in
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - - Yes
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted Power
Brake ABS System
- Four-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
- 10.9 x 0.4 in 10.94 x 0.35 in -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
13.2 gal 18.5 gal 18.5 gal 15.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A

Steering

Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
34.1 ft 34.8 ft 40.0 ft 37.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A 40.0 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
23.2 16.7 16.6 17.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.3 2.9 2.6 2.7

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P155/80R13 P205/65R15 P215/55HR17 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T125/70D16 N/A T125/70D15
Front Tire Size
P155/80R13 P205/65R15 P215/55HR17 P205/60R15

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
N/A N/A - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
110 lbs 100 lbs 100 lbs N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
N/A N/A - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs 1000 lbs 1000 lbs N/A

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
2338 lbs 3,165 lbs 3306 lbs 2800 lbs

Dimensions

Second Shoulder Room
53.1 in 56.2 in 56.2 in 54.0 in
Length, Overall
171.0 in 189.6 in 193.7 in 180.5 in
Track Width, Rear
56.5 in 59.1 in 59.4 in 57.3 in
Liftover Height
22.5 in 27.3 in N/A N/A
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5 5
Front Hip Room
50.1 in 54.3 in 54.3 in 52.8 in
Front Shoulder Room
52.8 in 56.8 in 56.4 in 54.8 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors
66.6 in 69.7 in 70.2 in 67.1 in
Second Head Room
36.5 in 37.4 in 37.4 in 37.6 in
Front Leg Room
42.3 in 43.9 in 43.9 in 42.6 in
Front Head Room
39.1 in 40.1 in 40.5 in 39.3 in
Height, Overall
54.3 in 55.7 in 57.0 in 55.9 in
Track Width, Front
58.3 in 59.8 in 60.2 in 57.7 in
Second Hip Room
52.8 in 55.9 in 53.0 in 52.4 in
Min Ground Clearance
5.8 in 6.1 in 6.3 in 4.6 in
Wheelbase
99.8 in 106.3 in 108.3 in 103.1 in
Passenger Volume
87.2 ft³ 99.6 ft³ 102.5 ft³ 93.8 ft³
Trunk Volume
10.1 ft³ 14.1 ft³ 14.9 ft³ 14.0 ft³
Second Leg Room
32.4 in 34.3 in 36.2 in 34.7 in

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