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1997 Nissan Maxima Specifications & Features


Source of Production: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Assembly Plant Location: Oppama and Tochigi, Japan

ENGINE

Type

VQ30DE DOHC 24-valve V6, aluminum-alloy block and heads

Displacement

3.0-liter/2,988 cc

Horsepower (SAE net)

190 hp @ 5,600 rpm

Torque (SAE net)

205 ft-lbs @ 4,000 rpm

Bore & Stroke (in.)

93.0 mm x 73.3 mm (3.66 in. x 2.89 in.)

Compression Ratio

10.0:1

Induction System

Electronic sequential multi-point fuel injection system

Valvetrain

DOHC 4-valve-per-cylinder, mechanical lifters

Recommended Fuel

Premium unleaded

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

Electronically contolled 4-speed automatic (GXE/GLE/SE) or 5-speed manual (GXE/SE)

Gear Ratios (:1)

4-spd. manual

5-spd.manual

1st

2.785

3.285

2nd

1.545

1.850

3rd

1.000

1.272

4th

0.694

0.954

5th

--

0.795

reverse

2.272

3.428

Final Drive Ratio (:1)

3.619

3.823

Differential

Conventional

BODY/ CHASSIS/ SUSPENSION

Body

All-steel unibody with DURASTEEL®

Front Suspension

Independent MacPherson struts, coil springs and 21.0 mm stabilizer bar

Rear Suspension

Rear Multi-Link BeamTM suspension with 31.8 mm stabilizer bar

STEERING & BRAKING

Steering Type

Vehicle-speed-sensitive power assisted rack-and-pinion steering

Steering Ratio

16.7:1

Turning Circle (curb-to-curb)

34.8 ft

Turns (lock-to-lock)

2.9

Braking System

Power-assisted 11.02-inch vented discs

Front:

Power-assisted 10.94-inch solid discs

Rear:

Optional 4-channel/4-sensor anti-lock braking system (ABS)

ELECTRICAL

Ignition System

Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS)

Alternator

110 amp

Battery

Low-maintenance 12-volt, 55 Ah

WHEELS & TIRES

Wheel Types

GLE/SE

Aluminum-alloy wheels

GXE

Steel w/ full wheel cover

Wheel Size/Offset

GXE

6.0JJ X 15/40 mm

SE

6.5JJ X 15/45 mm

GLE

6.5JJ X 15/45 mm

Tire Type

GXE/GLE

S-rated all-season radial

SE

H-rated all-season radial

Tire Size

GXE

P205/65R15

SE

P215/55R16

GLE

P215/60R15

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

Overall Length (in.)

187.7

Overall Width (in.)

69.7

Overall Height (in.)

55.7

Tread Width (in.)

GXE (front/rear)

60.2/59.4

GLE/SE

59.8/59.1

Min. Ground Clearance (in.)

6.1

Coefficient of Drag (Cd)

0.32

Trunk Liftover Height (in.)

25.1 (GXE)
25.0 (GLE/SE)

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Front Seat

Rear Seat

Head Room (in.)

40.1

37.4

Shoulder Room (in.)

56.8

56.2

Hip Room (in.)

54.3

55.9

Leg Room (in.)

43.9

34.3

WEIGHTS & CAPACITIES

Seating Capacity

5

Passenger Comp. Vol. (cu. ft.)

99.6

Cargo Volume (cu. ft.)

14.5

Fuel Tank Capacity (gal.)

18.5

Engine Coolant (qts.) w/ res.

8.125 w/ reservoir

Oil (qts.) w/ filter

8.625 w/ filter

Maximum Towing Capacity (lbs.)

1,000

Curb Weight (lbs.)

M/T

GXE 3,001

SE 3,010

A/T

GXE 3,063

SE 3,072

GLE 3,097

Weight Distribution (F/R %)

M/T

GXE 63/37

SE 62/38

A/T

SE 62/38

SE 63/37

GLE 63/37

FUEL ECONOMY*

Highway/City - 5 sp. manual (mpg)

27/22

Highway/City - 4 sp. automatic (mpg)

28/21

EPA Classification

Mid-size

PERFORMANCE

Acceleration 0-60 mph

7.5 seconds

Maximum Speed

M/T

112 mph

A/T

112 mph

* EPA estimate for comparison only; actual mileage may vary

Features and Options


GXE

SE

GLE

MECHANICAL

DOHC 24-valve V6 engine

S

S

S

Sequential multi-point fuel injection system

S

S

S

Electronically controlled, liquid-filled front engine mount

S

S

S

Nissan Direct Ignition System (NDIS)

S

S

S

5-speed manual transmission

S

S


Electronically controlled 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission

O

O

S

Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering

S

S

S

Independent strut front suspension

S

S

S

Rear Multi-Link BeamÅ suspension

S

S

S

Front and rear stabilizer bars

S

S

S

Power-assisted 4-wheel disc brakes (front vented)

S

S

S

Sport-tuned suspension


S


EXTERIOR

15-inch aluminum-alloy wheels with bright finish

A

S

S

Steel wheels with full covers

S



Flush-mounted multi-parabola halogen headlights

S

S

S

Halogen fog lights

A

S

A

5-mph front and rear bumper systems

S

S

S

Semi-concealed windshield wipers

S

S

S

Green-tinted glass with dark-tintupper windshield band

S

S

S

Dual power remote-controlled outside mirrors with passenger-side convex mirror

S

S

S

Body-color body side moldings

S

S

S

Body-color rear decklid spoiler

A

S

A

Single chrome-tipped exhaust finisher

PKG

S

S

Electric rear window defroster

S



Chrome radiator grille

S


S

Body-color radiator grille


S


INTERIOR/SEATING AND TRIM

Front bucket seats

S

S

S





Multi-adjustable driverÅs seas seat cushion tilt, seatback recline, 2-way lumbar support and fore/aft adjustment

S

S

S

8-way power-adjustable front driver&Mac185;s seat

PKG

PKG

S

4-way power-adjustable front passenger&Mac185;s seat


PKG

S

Rear-seat fold-down center armrest w/ trunk pass-through (except GXE M/T)

S

S

S

Leather seating surface


PKG

S

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knob


S

S

Large front-door map pockets

S

S

S

Simulated wood trim



S

Cut-pile carpeting

S

S

S

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE

CFC-free air conditioning

S

S

S

Power windows with driver-side one-touch auto-down feature

S

S

S

Power door locks

S

S

S

Illuminated power window and door lock switches

S

S

S

Cruise control with steering wheel-mounted controls

S

S

S

Tilt steering column

S

S

S

2-speed fixed intermittent windshield wipers

S

S


2-speed variable intermittent windshield wipers

PKG

PKG

S

Automatic temperature control


PKG

S

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

PKG

PKG

S

Electric rear window defroster with timer

S

S

S

Side window demisters

S

S

S

Cup holders (2 standard size and one for larger cups)

S

S

S

Remote keyless entry and vehicle security system

PKG

PKG

S

Remote trunk, fuel-filler door and hood release

S

S

S

Center console with large storage area and armrest

S

S

S

Locking glove compartment

S

S

S

Driver-side rear coat hook

S

S

S

Illuminated entry/exit fade-out system

S

S

S

Overhead map light

S

S

S

Integrated HOMELINK® Transmitter


PKG

S

INSTRUMENTATION

Black-on-white analog gauges with reverse-to-electroluminescent lighting


S






Tachometer, coolant temperature sensor, fuel level gauge, low fuel warning light, trip odometer, digital clock

S

S

S

AUDIO SYSTEMS





Electronically tuned AM / FM / cassette stereo w/ auto-reverse, Dolby Noise Reduction with 4 speakers

S







Premium electronically tuned audio system w/ AM / FM / cassette / CD player with 6-speakers (100 watts) (Requires GXE Security and Convenience Package)

O

S


Bose audio system w/ AM / FM / cassette / CD player with 6-speakers (200 watts)


O

S

Automatic power diversity antenna system

S

S

S

SAFETY AND SECURITY

Dual air bags (SRS)

S

S

S





3-point manual front seat belts with height-adjustable front shoulder belts (passenger side ALR/ELR)

S

S

S

3-point manual rear seatbelts in the outboard positions (ALR/ELR)

S

S

S

Child safety rear door locks

S

S

S

Energy-absorbing steering column

S

S

S

Steel side-door guard beams (meets 1997 Federal Side-Impact Standards)

S

S

S

Front and rear body structure crumple zones

S

S

S

Remote keyless entry and vehicle security system

O

O

S

FACTORY OPTIONS AND PACKAGES

Power sliding glass sunroof with rear tilt feature and sliding sunshade

O

O

O

Automatic transmission

O

O

S

Anti-lock braking system (ABS)

O

O

O

SE Leather Trim Package - includes leather seating surfaces, 4-way power passenger seat, automatic temperature control and passenger-side seatback pocket


O


Cold Weather Package - includes heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, heavy duty battery, low windshield washer fluid warning light

O

O

O

GXE Security and Convenience Package - includes 8-way power driver®s ss seat, remote keyless entry and vehicle security system, electric remote trunk release, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, variable intermittent wipers, tailpipe finisher and H-rated tires

O



SE Security and Convenience Package - includes 8-way power driver&Mac185;s seat, remote keyless entry and vehicle security system, electric remote trunk release, Integrated HOMELINK® Transmitter, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, variable intermittent wipers


O


DEALER-INSTALLED ACCESSORIES

Rear spoiler kit, aluminum-alloy wheels, splash guards, CD player, nose mask, floor mats, convenience net, trunk mounted 6-disc CD autochanger, in-dash 3-disc CD autochanger, sunroof, wind deflector, battery warmer, car cover / cable lock, cassette deck cleaner, engine block heater, wheel locks, wood trim kit, ski bag, trunk mat, cigarette lighter, gold badging, in-dash cellular telephone, fog lights

NOTE: All GXE options require automatic transmission

S

Standard Equipment

O

Optional Equipment

A

Accessory






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