Compare 2010 Dodge Charger vs 2010 Nissan Maxima

2010 Dodge Charger
2010 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $23,768 $24,590
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L 17 25 $24,554 $25,445
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 25 $25,204 $26,150
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye 17 25 $25,658 $26,645
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.5L 17 23 $26,946 $28,045
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 17 23 $28,276 $29,490
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 16 25 $30,006 $31,370
4-Door Sedan AWD Rallye 17 23 $30,590 $32,005
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $30,902 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 16 23 $31,938 $33,470
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 19 $36,271 $38,180
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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 $28,113 $30,690
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,768
$28,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,590
$30,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Dodge Charger is starting to show its age against many of its rivals, but its muscle-car appeal and low pricing will never get old. The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.3 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.0 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.1 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
200.1 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.2 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 0.4 12.13 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr 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 1.1 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3728 3540
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.5 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
190 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
EER NA
Displacement
2.7L/167 3.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
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 Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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