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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CXL RL4 (Oshawa)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CXL RL1 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
4-Door Sedan CXL RL2 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
4-Door Sedan CXL RL3 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
4-Door Sedan CXL RL4 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
4-Door Sedan CXL RL5 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
4-Door Sedan CXL RL6 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO1 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO2 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO3 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO4 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO5 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO6 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO7 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $29,081 $31,750
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,305
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,360
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$529 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line We’ve always wanted a sedan as sleek and comfortable as this—but if the Regal’s going to wear a Buick badge, it probably needs more room and more power. The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.3 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.8 95.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.8 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 12.13 x 0.63
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) 11.7 x - TBD - 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) 18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 15.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/50VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code QKE NA
Spare Tire Order Code P76 NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3600 3540
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 130
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/147 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6700 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4900 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LAF NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
Transmission
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 NA
Trans Order Code MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 8.5
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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