Compare 2009 Dodge Charger vs 2008 Nissan Maxima

2009 Dodge Charger
2008 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 26 $23,235 $24,835
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 25 $24,705 $26,450
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 17 23 $27,744 $29,790
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 16 25 $29,901 $32,160
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 16 23 $31,812 $34,260
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 19 $36,098 $38,970
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,235
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,835
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Though it’s no longer fresh meat, the 2009 Dodge Charger sedan retains its stylish appeal for muscle-car enthusiasts—and the performance to match. The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 103.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 194.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 111.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3612 3591
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 255 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EER NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.21 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 NA
Trans Order Code
DGV NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.37 - 0.44
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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