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2001 Nissan Maxima Specifications & Features


ENGINE

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

VQ30DE DOHC 24-valve V6 engine with aluminum-alloy block and aluminum heads

Displacement

3.0 liters/2,988 cc

Horsepower (SAE net)

222 hp @ 6,400 rpm, 227 hp (SE 20th Anniv.)

Torque (SAE net in ft-lbs)

217 ft-lbs @ 4,000 rpm

Bore X stroke (inches)

3.66 X 2.89

Bore X stroke (millimeters)

93.0 X 73.3

Compression ratio

10.0:1

Induction system

Electronic sequential multi-point fuel injection

Valvetrain

DOHC, 4-valves-per-cylinder, mechanical lifters

Recommended fuel

Unleaded premium

Emissions system

Closed loop control, EGR,3-way catalytic converter

Maximum engine speed

6,550 rpm

DRIVETRAIN

Drive configuration

Front engine/front-wheel drive

Transmission type

5-speed manual or electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission

Gear ratios

 

4-speed automatic

5-speed

manual

 

1st

2.785

3.290

 

2nd

1.545

1.850

 

3rd

1.000

1.272

 

4th

0.694

0.950

 

5th

--

0.800

 

reverse

2.272

3.430

Final drive ratio ( :1)

 

3.789

3.823

Differential type

Conventional

Viscous limited-slip differential

-

-

-

BODY, SUSPENSION AND STEERING

Body type

All-steel unibody construction

Front suspension

Independent MacPherson struts with coil springs and stabilizer bar

Rear suspension

Rear Multi-Link Beam™ suspension with stabilizer bar

Steering ratio

16.6:1

Turning circle (curb-to-curb in feet)

35.4 (15", 16"), 40.0 (17")

Turns (lock-to-lock)

2.9

Steering type

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering

BRAKES

GXE

SE

SE 20th. Anniv.

GLE

Front: Power-assisted 11-inch vented discs

Rear: Power-assisted 10.94-inch solid discs

4-channel, 4-sensor Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)

 

 

 

 

ELECTRICAL

GXE

SE

SE 20th. Anniv.

GLE

Electronic/Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS)

110 amp alternator

Low-maintenance 12-volt

WHEELS AND TIRES

GXE

SE

SE 20th. Anniv.

GLE

15-inch steel wheels with covers (6.0JJ X 15)

-

-

-

16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (6.5JJ X 16) luxury style

o

-

-

-

16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (6.5JJ X 16) sport style

-

-

17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (7.0JJ X 17)performance style

-

o

-

-

17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (7.0JJ X 17)performance style with bright finish

-

-

 

-

P205/65R15 all-season steel-belted radial tires

-

-

-

P215/55R16 all-season steel-belted radial tires

o

 

-

 

P225/50R17 all-season steel-belted radial tires

-

o

-

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase (in inches)

108.3

Overall length (in inches)

190.5

Overall width (in inches)

70.3

Overall height (in inches)

56.5

Front tread width (in inches) with 15- and 16-inch tires

60.2

Front tread width (in inches) with 17-inch tires

59.8

Rear tread width (in inches) with 15- and 16-inch tires

59.4

Rear tread width (in inches) with 17-inch tires

59.1

Minimum ground clearance (in inches)

5.5

5.5 (16") 5.9 (17")

TBD

5.5

Coefficient of drag (Cd)

0.32

0.31

TBD

0.32

EXTERIOR FEATURES AND OPTIONS

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Flush-mounted multi-parabola halogen headlights

-

Flush-mounted multi-parabola halogen headlights with bronze-colored lenses

-

-

-

Body-colored front and rear bumpers

Smoke-colored tail lamps

-

-

Grille with chrome surround

-

-

Green-tinted glass with dark-tint upper windshield band

Grille with black surround

-

-

Dual body-colored power remote adjustable sideview mirrors

Aero kit with front under spoiler, side sill spoiler and rear under spoiler

-

-

-

Heated mirrors

o

o

o

o

Electric rear window defroster

Fog lights

-

Body-color rear spoiler

-

-

Center high-mount stop light, parcel shelf (in rear spoiler on SE model)

 

Bright chrome door handles

 

-

 

-

 

Body-colored door handles

-

 

-

"20th Anniversary Edition" badging

-

-

 

-

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front

Rear

Head room (in inches)

40.5

37.4

Leg room (in inches)

44.8

36.2

Hip room (in inches)

55.3

53.7

Shoulder room (in inches)

56.9

56.2

         
         

INTERIOR FEATURES AND OPTIONS

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Sunroof with one-touch open/close control

o

o

o

8-way manual adjustable driver's seat

 

-

-

8-way power driver's seat

 

o

 

o

 

 

 

4-way manual passenger's seat

 

 

-

4-way power passenger's seat

-

o

o

 

Auto-dimming rear view mirror

o

o

 

Adjustable front head restraints

 

 

 

Cloth seating surfaces - luxury style

 

-

-

-

Cloth seating surfaces - sport style

-

-

Leather seating surfaces (perforated on 20th Anniv.)

-

o

o

Heated front seats

o

o

o

o

Passenger seat back pocket

-

o

o

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift lever/knob

-

Simulated wood-tone trim

-

-

-

Drilled metal accelerator, brake and clutch pedals

-

-

-

Stainless steel sill kick plates with "Maxima" logo

-

-

-

CAPACITIES

Seating capacity

5

Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.)

102.5

Cargo volume (cu. ft.)

15.1

Fuel tank (gals.)

18.5

Engine oil (qts.)

4.7

  Engine coolant (qts.)

 

8.1

Maximum towing capacity (lbs.)

TBD

CURB WEIGHTS (lbs.)

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Manual transmission

3,186

3,199

TBD

-

Automatic transmission

3,235

3,245

TBD

3,294

Weight distribution (front / rear %)

Manual trans.

61/39

61/39

TBD

-

Automatic trans.

62/38

62/38

TBD

62/38

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

FEATURES AND OPTIONS

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

CFC-free air conditioning

 

 

Power windows with driver-side one touch

auto-down feature

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

FEATURES AND OPTIONS, CONT.

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Power door locks

Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls

Steering wheel-mounted controls

o

Remote fuel-filler door and trunk release

Manual tilt steering column

Variable-speed intermittent windshield wipers

o

o

 

 

Height adjustable center console

o

 

Manual temperature control

-

Automatic temperature control

-

o

o

Remote keyless entry system

 

 

Lockable glove compartment

 

Dual illuminated vanity mirrors

Front dual cup holders with cover

Rear dual cup holders

Rear 12-volt power outlet

AUDIO SYSTEMS

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Electronically tuned 60-watt AM/FM/cassette 4-speaker audio system with auto-reverse cassette, Dolby® Noise reduction, clock display

 

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

Electronically tuned 120-watt AM/FM/cassette/CD 6-speaker audio system with auto-reverse cassette, Dolby® Noise reduction, automatic metal tape capability, clock display

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-

Premium Bose® 200-watt AM/FM/cassette/CD 7-speaker audio system with auto-reverse cassette, Dolby® Noise reduction, automatic metal tape capability, clock display

 

 

-

 

 

o

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

In-glass diversity antenna

 

 

SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Driver and passenger supplemental advanced air bags

Front seat side-impact supplemental air bags

o

o

o

o

Active head restraints

Remote keyless entry and Vehicle Security System with indicator light

 

 

Immobilizer security system

LATCH system (child seat anchors and tethers)

Child safety rear door locks

Power window lockout button

3-point ELR driver and ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system with pretensioners and load limiters

Front and rear crumple zones

Shift interlock system

Hood buckling creases and safety stops

Z® Edition Traction Control System (A/T only)

-

o

o

o

Energy-absorbing steering column

EPA MILEAGE ESTIMATES

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Manual transmission

City

22

22

22

-

Highway

27

27

27

-

Automatic transmission

City

19

19

19

19

Highway

26

26

26

26

INSTRUMENTATION

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

Speedometer, coolant temperature gauge

Tachometer

Titanium-faced electroluminiscent speedometer and tachometer gauges

-

-

White-faced electroluminescent speedometer and tachometer gauges

-

-

LCD odometer with dual trip meters

Digital quartz clock (in audio display)

FACTORY OPTIONS & PACKAGES

GXE

SE

SE 20th Anniv.

GLE

GXE Comfort & Convenience Package: 8-way power driver's seat, variable intermittent wipers, height adjustable center console, premium 3-in-1 audio system w/6 speakers and steering wheel mounted controls, cargo net, auto-dimming rear view mirror and 16-inch alloy wheels (requires automatic transmission)

- o

-

-

-

SE Comfort & Convenience Package: Sunroof with one-touch open/close control, 8-way power driver's seat, HomeLink® Universal Transceiver, cargo net, variable intermittent wipers, cargo net, 17-inch alloy wheels with V-rated tires and auto-dimming rear view mirror

-

o

-

SE Leather Trim Package: Leather-appointed seats, 4-way power front passenger's seat, automatic temperature control, passenger-side seatback pocket, outside temperature display and simulated leather upper door trim (requires SE Comfort & Convenience Package and Bose audio system)

 

-

 

o

 

o

 

-

Meridian Edition: Front-seat side-impact supplemental air bags, heated driver and front-passenger seat, heated mirrors, low washer fluid warning light and trunk lid trim (GXE requires Comfort & Convenience Package, SE requires Comfort & Convenience Package)

 

o

 

o

 

o

 

o

Premium CD Audio System: 120-watt AM/FM/cassette/CD 6-speaker audio system (included in GXE Comfort & Convenience Package)

 

 

o

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

Bose Audio System: 200-watt AM/FM/cassette/CD 7-speaker audio system (SE requires Comfort & Convenience Package)

-

o

o

 

Power sliding glass sunroof with rear tilt feature, sliding sunshade and one touch open/close control (GXE requires Comfort & Convenience Package, included in SE Comfort & Convenience Package)

o

o

 

Automatic Transmission

o

o

o

o

Z® Edition Traction Control System (requires A/T)

-

o

o

o
 

Standard Equipment

 

o

Optional Equipment

 

-

not available

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