Compare 2011 Buick Regal vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Buick Regal
2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan CXL RL5
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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.2
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 15.2
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3540
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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