Ford Taurus vs. Nissan Maxima

Blue
VS
Brilliant Silver

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$17,010 - $21,211
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.64 / 5
14 Reviews
4.79 / 5
38 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
300 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
3.5L DOHC 24

Interior Features

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
45 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
20.1 cu. ft.
14.3 cu. ft.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Not Available

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Not Available

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Not Available

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 ft.
Not Available

Length

Length
202.9 in.
192.8 in.

Width

Width
76.2 in.
73.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3917 .lbs
3478 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
261 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
18 gal.

Combined

Combined
9 - 14 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
30 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Not Available

Safety Features

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus
Nissan Maxima

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³.
98.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3917 lbs.
3478 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 mpg.
25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 mpg.
30 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Not Available

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
Not Available

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
Not Available

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
Not Available

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
998 - 998-1
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
3.5 L/213

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
44J
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
1

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48
2.41 - 0.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87
Not Available

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84
Not Available

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41
Not Available

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
Not Available

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88
1.77

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77
5.25

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650
550

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4
7.0

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18
P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18
P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.5 ft.
Not Available

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.9 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 in.
12.1 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal.
18 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
39.4 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
45 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in.
56.7 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
56.3 in.
54.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
36.7 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
34.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in.
55.7 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.8 in.
53.5 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
109.3 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
202.9 in.
192.8 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.2 in.
73.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
60.7 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.3 in.
62.4 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
65.5 in.
62.4 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in.
5.3 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
20.1 ft³.
14.3 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Taurus
Maxima

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4