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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 22 31 $26,112 $27,060
4-Door Sedan LT 22 31 $27,991 $29,310
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 31 $32,569 $34,465
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/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
$26,112
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,060
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is loaded with technology and handles better previous models, and it's better looking, too. 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 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.90 53.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105 95.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39.80 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.90 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) 54.10 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.90 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.40 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.90 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 45.80 43.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.00 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 111.70 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.00 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.20 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 201.30 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 58.90 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.8 14.2
Brakes
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 1.2 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 0.9 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20
Steering
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.73 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code QCL NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code QGK NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code QGK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - TBD - 3556
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 900 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 4400 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code LKW NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 196 @ 6300 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 -
Trans Order Code MHG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in) NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 -
Trans Type 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Nissan Maxima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 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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