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2008 Nissan X-Trail vs. 2006 Nissan Maxima

To start off, 2008 Nissan X-Trail is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Nissan Maxima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Nissan Maxima would be higher. At 3,507 cc (6 cylinders), 2006 Nissan Maxima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Nissan Maxima (247 HP @ 5800 RPM) has 113 more horse power than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. (134 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Nissan Maxima should accelerate faster than 2008 Nissan X-Trail.

Because 2008 Nissan X-Trail is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2006 Nissan Maxima. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2008 Nissan X-Trail will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Nissan Maxima (347 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 47 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. (300 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2006 Nissan Maxima will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 Nissan X-Trail. 2006 Nissan Maxima has automatic transmission and 2008 Nissan X-Trail has manual transmission. 2008 Nissan X-Trail will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2006 Nissan Maxima will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Nissan X-Trail 2006 Nissan Maxima
Make Nissan Nissan
Model X-Trail Maxima
Year Released 2008 2006
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2184 cc 3507 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 134 HP 247 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 300 Nm 347 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 86 mm 96 mm
Engine Stroke Size 94 mm 81 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4520 mm 4920 mm
Vehicle Width 1770 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1680 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2830 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 80 L


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