Compare 2013 Acura TL vs 2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 Acura TL
2013 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,712
$28,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$31,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling. The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.400
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.400
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 34.600
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.500
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 95.800
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.600
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 190.600
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 73.200
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.200
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.130 x 0.630
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.100
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.570
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.200
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3551
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 1.766
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 5.173
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.371-0.439
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.181 1.000
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.748 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 5 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 8.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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