Compare 2011 Dodge Charger vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Dodge Charger
2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye Plus 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Mopar 11 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
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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 $29,081 $31,750
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,508
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,395
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$423 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Charger R/T is a passionate play in a niche full of milquetoast four-doors. You don't have to wear a mullet to love it and own it. The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 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)
40.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 95.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
199.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.1 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.4 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBG NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3961 3540
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Engine
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 NA
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Touring Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Touring Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
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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