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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 30 $28,502 $29,690
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 21 30 $30,297 $31,560
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 21 30 $32,409 $33,760
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 27 $30,590 $31,865
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 19 27 $32,385 $33,735
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium II 19 27 $34,497 $35,935
4-Door Sedan AWD GS 19 27 $37,699 $39,270
4-Door Sedan FWD GS 21 30 $35,428 $36,905
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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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/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,502
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$495 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size Cars
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 - -
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) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.1
Brake Type Pwr -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QKE NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3692 3556
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 259 @ 5300 290 @ 6400
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.77 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 -
Trans Order Code M7W NA
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
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
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 - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.1 8.2
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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