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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,827 $36,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,827
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$601 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.4 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.2 95.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 36.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 43.8
Front Hip Room (in) 55.7 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 194 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.1 14.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3726 3556
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 5000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/212 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 280 @ 6200 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.56 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.10 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.07 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Acura TL Nissan Maxima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 8.2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
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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