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2009 Nissan Qashqai vs. 1998 Nissan Maxima

To start off, 2009 Nissan Qashqai is newer by 11 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Nissan Maxima. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Nissan Maxima would be higher. Both 2009 Nissan Qashqai and 1998 Nissan Maxima are equipped with a 1,995 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (148 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 10 more horse power than 1998 Nissan Maxima. (138 HP @ 6400 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Nissan Qashqai should accelerate faster than 1998 Nissan Maxima. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Nissan Qashqai weights approximately 175 kg more than 1998 Nissan Maxima. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. 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, 2009 Nissan Qashqai (320 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 143 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Nissan Maxima. (177 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2009 Nissan Qashqai will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Nissan Maxima.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Nissan Qashqai 1998 Nissan Maxima
Make Nissan Nissan
Model Qashqai Maxima
Year Released 2009 1998
Body Type Crossover Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1995 cc 1995 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 148 HP 138 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 320 Nm 177 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4400 RPM
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1520 kg 1345 kg
Vehicle Length 4320 mm 4780 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1620 mm 1420 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2710 mm


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