Compare 2014 Acura TL vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Acura TL
2014 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 $33,827 $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
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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 $28,988 $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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
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
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 14.2
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3556
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
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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