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2002 Nissan Maxima Specifications & Features


3.5-liter DOHC V6 -- 255 hp at 5,800 RPM

246 lb-ft torque at 4,400 RPM


Close-ratio 6-speed manual (SE only)

4-speed electronically controlled automatic

Estimated Fuel Economy (Manual/Automatic Transmission)

21/20 MPG City

28/26 MPG Highway


108.3 in.


191.5 in.

Height (16-inch GXE/17-inch GLE/SE tires)

56.3/57.1/56.7 in.


70.3 in.

Track f/r

16-inch GXE tires/17-inch GLE tires: 60.2/59.4 in.

17-inch SE tires: 59.8/59.1 in.

Interior Volume

102.5 cu. ft.

Trunk Volume

15.1 cu. ft.

Total Volume

117.6 cu. ft.

Curb Weights (in pounds)

GXE 3,218; SE Man. 3,224; SE Auto. 3,261; GLE 3,275

2002 Nissan Maxima
Model Availability and Equipment

GXE Major Standard Features
Exterior Styling & Amenities Comfort & Convenience

• 16-inch alloy wheels with GXE 5-spoke design

• CFC-free air conditioning

• P215/55R16 H-rated all-season radial tires

• Cruise control with steering wheel controls

• Auto on/off High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights

• Power windows and door locks with illuminated switches

• Adjustable body-color power outside mirrors

• UV reducing solar glass with dark upper windshield band

• 6-speaker AM/FM/cassette/CD audio system with steering wheel audio controls

• Electric rear window defroster

• Microfilter ventilation with reusable and washable filter

• Body-color bumpers and side moldings

• Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors with sun visor extensions

• Chrome door handles, side window moldings

• Trunk area courtesy light

• Dark chrome grille surround

• Remote trunk, fuel-filler door and hood releases

• Center high-mount stop light on rear parcel shelf

• Seat back pocket

• Taillights with clear reflector design

• Lockable glove compartment

• In-glass antenna

• Front-door map pockets

• Side-sill spoilers

• HomeLink® Universal Transceiver

• Battery-saver feature

Seating & Trim

• Illuminated entry system

• Titanium-color inside door handles

• Center console with large storage area

• 5-passenger seating capacity

• Two 12-volt power outlets

• Luxury seat cloth

• Rear cargo net

• 8-way power driver's seat with manual adjustable lumbar support

• Remote keyless entry

• Passenger entry/exit assist grips

• Tilt steering column

• Sport-style steering wheel

• 60/40 split rear seat with lock

• Cut-pile carpeting

• Overhead console with sunglass holder and dual map lights

• Cloth door trim

• Cell phone storage

• Fold-down rear seat center armrest

• Auto-dimming rearview mirror

• Leather-wrapped gearshift knob

• Coin box

• Front defroster and side demister vents


• Height adjustable center console lid with integrated armrest

• Analog speedometer and tachometer

• Front and rear dual cup holders

• Coolant temperature gauge

• Variable intermittent wipers

• Fuel level gauge

• Two rear coat hooks

GXE, Cont. Major Standard Features
Instrumentation, Cont. Mechanical & Performance

• Digital quartz clock

• 255-hp 3.5-liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

• LCD odometer with dual trip meters

• 50-State Emissions (LEV)

• LCD in-meter trip computer with outside temperature display, distance to empty, average fuel economy, average speed, drive time

• Sequential multi-point fuel injection system

• Electronically controlled throttle

• Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS)

• Variable induction system and continuous valve timing control

• 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission

Safety/Security Features
• LATCH child seat anchorage system

• Power rack-and-pinion steering

• Dual-stage supplemental air bags

• 4-wheel power-assisted disc brakes (front vented)

• Active head restraints

• Variable capacity muffler

• Low washer fluid warning light

• 3-point seat belts in all positions

• Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake force Distribution

• ELR seat belt system for driver

• Independent strut front suspension

• ALR/ELR seat belt system for all passengers

• Rear Multi-Link Beam™ suspension

• Front seat belts adjustable upper anchors, pretensioners and load limiters

• Front and rear stabilizer bars

• Electronically-controlled engine mount (A/T only)

• "Fasten front seat belt" warning light

• Dual liquid-filled engine mounts (M/T only)

• Steel side-door guard beams

• 18.5 gallon fuel tank

• Emergency inside trunk-release

• Engine cover

• Vehicle Security System with Immobilizer

• Front engine/front-wheel drive

• Energy-absorbing steering column

• Child safety rear door locks

• Front and rear crumple zones

SE adds to GXE Major Standard Features
Exterior Styling & Amenities Mechanical & Performance

• 17-inch sport alloy wheels, 6-spoke SE design

• 6-speed close ratio manual transmission

• P225/50R17 V-rated all-season radial tires

• Larger front stabilizer bar

• Chrome exhaust finisher

• Firmer front transverse link bushing

• SE badging

• Firmer rear springs

• Fog lights

• Firmer struts and shock absorbers

• Rear spoiler with integrated CHMSL

• Body-color door handles


• Titanium-color gauges with red pointers and reverse lighting

Seating & Trim

• Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel

Safety Features

• Sporty seat cloth

• Manual transmission clutch interlock

GLE adds to GXE

Major Standard Features

Exterior Styling & Amenities Comfort & Convenience

• 17-inch alloy wheels 7-spoke GLE design

• P215/55R17 H-rated all-season radial tires

• Fog lights

• 7 speaker 200-watt Bose'® audio system with AM/FM/cassette and in-dash 6-disc CD changer, Radio Data System (RDS) and speed sensitive volume control

• Chrome exhaust finisher

• Air conditioning/heater with Automatic Temperature Control

• GLE badging

Seating & Trim

• 8-way power driver's seat with memory and entry/exit system

• 4-way power passenger's seat

• Leather-appointed seats

• Leather-wrapped sport steering wheel (color coded)

• Leather-wrapped shift lever

• Simulated leather door trim

• Simulated wood trim

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