Compare 2014 Buick Regal vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Buick Regal
2014 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD 21 30 $28,502 $29,690
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 21 30 $30,297 $31,560
4-Door Sedan Turbo AWD 19 27 $30,590 $31,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 19 27 $32,385 $33,735
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 21 30 $32,409 $33,760
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium II 19 27 $34,497 $35,935
4-Door Sedan FWD GS 21 30 $35,428 $36,905
4-Door Sedan AWD GS 19 27 $37,699 $39,270
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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
$28,502
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,690
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's the best driver's car in the lineup, and the 2014 Buick Regal adds better infotainment and safety--with a slight cut to the GS' power. 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
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 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)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.1
Brake Type
Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 20
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P235//50VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Front Tire Size
P235//50VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3692 3556
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
259 @ 5300 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
M7W NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 8.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
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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