Compare 2011 Buick Regal vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan CXL RL5 (Oshawa)
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
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
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/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
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
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
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
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 190.6
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
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
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45VR18
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
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
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
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
Displacement
2.4L/147 3.5L/- TBD -
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
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
Trans Type
6 1
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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