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1998 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 or 5-speed manual

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

Engine-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

GXE

Steel w/ full wheel cover

GLE/SE

Aluminum allow wheels

Wheel Size/Offset

GXE

6.0JJ X 15/40 mm

SE

6.5JJ X 16/45 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/GLE

P205/65R15

SE

P215/55R16

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase (in.)

106.3

Overall Length (in.)

189.4

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

Trunk Liftover Height (in.)

25.1 (GXE/GLE) 25.0 (SE)

Min. Ground Clearance (in.)

6.1

Coefficient of Drag (Cd)

0.32

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 3,012

SE 3,014


A/T

GXE 3,069

SE 3,072

GLE 3,085

Weight Distribution (F/R %)

M/T

GXE 63/38

SE 62/38


A/T

SE 63/37

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


GXE SE GLE
MECHANICAL
3.0 liter DOHC 24-valve V6 engine S S S
Sequential multi-point fuel injection system S S S
Electronically controlled, liquid-filled front engine mount (automatic only) 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 Beam™ 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(16" on SE) A S S
Steel wheels with full covers S

Flush-mounted multi-parabola halogen headlights S S S
Halogen fog lamps 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-tint upper windshield band S S S
Dual body-color power remote-adjustable 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
Chrome radiator grille S
S
Body-color radiator grille
S
INTERIOR/SEATING AND TRIM
Front bucket seats S S S
Multi-adjustable driver's ses seat cushion tilt, seatback recline, 2-way lumbar support and fore/aft adjustable head rest S S S
8-way power-adjustable front driver's seat PKG PKG S
4-way power-adjustable front passenger'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 (SE manual trans. only)
S S
Large front-door map pockets S S S
Wood-tone 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 with selective unlocking feature 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
Driver's and passanger's side illuminated visor vanity mirrors PKG PKG S
Electric rear window defroster with timer S S S
Side window defoggers S S S
Dual cup holders w/covers 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 integrated 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 gauge 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) 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
Front-seat side air bags
PKG PKG
3-point manual front seat belts with height-adjustable front shoulder belts (passenger side ALR/ELR) S S PKG
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
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, passenger-side seatback pocket and power heated mirrors (only available with Security and Convenience Package)
O
Deluxe Seating Package - includes lfront-seat side air bags, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors, low washer fluid warning light, and heavy duty battery (SE required Security and Convenience Package, Bose audio system, SE Leather Package, and requires ABS)
O O
GXE Security and Convenience Package - includes 8-way power driver's 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's ss seat, remote keyless entry and vehicle security system, electric remote trunk release, Integrated HOMELINK® Transmitter, illuminated visor vanity mirrors, variable intermittent wipers and chrome exhaust finisher
O
Bose CD Audio System- 200 watt Bose AM/FM/CD cassette audio system with speakers
O S
Deluxe CD Audio System-100 watt AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo O S






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