Compare 2007 Acura TL vs 2008 Nissan Maxima

2007 Acura TL
2008 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 20 28 $30,847 $33,625
4-Door Sedan AT Navigation 20 28 $33,136 $36,125
4-Door Sedan AT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan AT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,847
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,625
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
On all counts, the 2007 Acura TL is a sophisticated, luxurious, and dependable car. What it lacks is excitement. The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 194.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 111.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3623 3591
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 8.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/196 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 255 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 1.77
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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