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Here's how the 2011 Nissan Maxima and the 2011 Nissan Altima measure up.
4dr Sdn V6 CVT 3.5 S
$31,750
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn I4 CVT 2.5
$20,270
Starting MSRP

Overview

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

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

175.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
22 27 -
Size
190.6" length, 57.8" height 180.9" length, 55.9" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Grey-Violet

Medium Grey

Medium Mocha

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Transmissions

Transmissions

CVT Transmission

A/T

CVT Transmission

A/T

Transmission w/Dual Shift Mode

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize -

Wheels

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in 16 x 7.0 in -
Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in 16 x 7.0 in -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in Compact in -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 N/A -

Engine

Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 175 @ 5600 -
Displacement
3.5L/-TBD- 2.5L/-TBD- -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 180 @ 3900 -

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG 23 MPG -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG 32 MPG -
Cruising Range - City
380.00 mi 460.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
520.00 mi 640.00 mi -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
22 MPG 27 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -

Suspension

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

Brakes

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
N/A N/A -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.60 x 1.10 in 11.7 x 1.02 in -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.13 x 0.63 in 11.5 x 0.35 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.0 gal 20.0 gal -

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
40.0 ft N/A -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.83 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.4 ft 36.1 ft -

Tires

Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/60TR16 -
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/60TR16 -
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 T135/906 -

Trailering

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

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3540 lbs 3180 lbs -

Dimensions

Passenger Volume
95.8 ft³ 100.7 ft³ -
Second Leg Room
34.6 in 35.8 in -
Trunk Volume
14.2 ft³ 15.3 ft³ -
Front Head Room
38.5 in 40.6 in -
Front Hip Room
53.4 in 56.8 in -
Track Width, Rear
62.4 in 61.0 in -
Second Shoulder Room
55.1 in 55.5 in -
Wheelbase
109.3 in 109.3 in -
Track Width, Front
62.4 in 61.0 in -
Front Leg Room
43.8 in 44.1 in -
Liftover Height
27.2 in 27.6 in -
Length, Overall
190.6 in 190.7 in -
Second Hip Room
53.9 in 52.5 in -
Second Head Room
36.4 in 36.8 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.2 in 70.7 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Min Ground Clearance
5.6 in 5.4 in -
Front Shoulder Room
56.3 in 55.7 in -
Height, Overall
57.8 in 58.0 in -

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