A33 is the code name for the fifth generation of production of the Nissan Maxima from 2000 to 2003, which manufacturer Nissan designates as the "four-door sports car." The only major change Nissan made to the Maxima A33 was its engine and transmission.
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Engine, Transmission and Performance
The 2000 and 2001 Maximas pair a 3-liter 222-horsepower V6 engine with a five-speed manual or four-speed automatic transmission. The 2002 and 2003 Maximas have a 3.5-litre 255-horsepower V6 instead, with Nissan replacing the five-speed manual with a six-speed version.
The SE trim -- designated as the top accelerator of the Maxima A33 -- has a 0-to-60 mph time within the five- to six-second range, as well as the ability to cover a quarter-mile distance in around 14 seconds. Fuel economy for the Maxima A33 is 20 to 21mpg for city driving and 26 to 28mpg for highway driving.
Designed as a five-seat, four-door sedan, the Nissan Maxima A33 has a 108.3-inch wheelbase and a 70.3-inch width. The length is 190.5 inches for the 2000 and 2001 vehicles and 191.5 inches for the 2002 and 2003 vehicles. Height is 56.5 inches for the 2000 and 2001 model years and varies by trim for the 2002 and 2003 cars: 56.3 inches for the GXE, 56.7 inches for the SE and 57.1 inches for the GLE.
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