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null 1997 Nissan Maxima

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Nissan Maxima specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Nissan Maxima warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$21,499$23,299$26,899
    Invoice *$19,470$20,739$23,943
    Engine3.0L V-6 190 HP3.0L V-6 190 HP3.0L V-6 190 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City22.1 mpg22.1 mpg20.9 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy26.9 mpg26.9 mpg28.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine3.0L V-6 190 HP3.0L V-6 190 HP3.0L V-6 190 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator110 amp110 amp110 amp
    Battery55 amp55 amp55 amp
    Axle Ratio3.623.623.62
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank18.5 gal.18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finishstainless steel with chrome tailpipe finish
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AviscousN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    RideN/AsportN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-linkmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " steel16.0 " silver aluminum15.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP205/65SR15.0BSW ASP215/55HR16.0BSW ASP215/60SR15.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls8-way8-way(6-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way(4-way power)
    Rear Seatsbenchbenchbench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Rear ArmrestsN/Acenter with pass-thrucenter with pass-thru
    Seat Trimpremium clothpremium clothleather
    Door Trimclothclothleatherette w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Dashboard InsertN/AN/Asimulated wood
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/Aleatherleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity MirrorsN/AN/Adual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfrontfrontfront
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel StorageN/AN/Acovered bin
    Seatback StorageN/AN/A1
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air ConditioningmanualmanualN/A
    Climate ControlN/AN/Aautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDN/Asinglesingle
    Speakers466 brand
    AmplifierN/AN/Aamplifier
    Antennafixedpower retractable diversitypower retractable diversity
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless EntryN/AN/Akeyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasemechanicalmechanicalkeyfob
    Remote Fuel Flap Releasemechanicalmechanicalmechanical
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/AHomeLink Wireless Control System
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/Aleatherleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalfixed intervalvariable intermittent
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Ignition DisableN/AN/Aimmobilizer
    Panic AlarmN/AN/Apanic alarm
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume14.5 cu.ft.14.5 cu.ft.14.5 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length187.7 "187.7 "187.7 "
    Exterior Width69.7 "69.7 "69.7 "
    Exterior Height55.7 "55.7 "55.7 "
    Wheelbase106 "106 "106 "
    Front Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Rear Tread59 "59 "59 "
    Turning Radius17.4 '17.4 '17.4 '
    Curb Weight3,018 lbs.3,053 lbs.3,095 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.1,000 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.32.32.32
    Front Legroom43.9 "43.9 "43.9 "
    Rear Legroom34.3 "34.3 "34.3 "
    Front Headroom40.1 "40.1 "40.1 "
    Rear Headroom37.4 "37.4 "37.4 "
    Front Hiproom54.3 "54.3 "54.3 "
    Rear Hiproom55.9 "55.9 "55.9 "
    Front Shoulder Room56.8 "56.8 "56.8 "
    Rear Shoulder Room56.2 "56.2 "56.2 "
    Passenger Volume100 cu.ft.100 cu.ft.100 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume14.5 cu.ft.14.5 cu.ft.14.5 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear SpoilerN/AwingN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Grille Moldingschromebody-coloredchrome
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remotedual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Nissan Maxima safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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