Compare 2013 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 Ford Taurus
2013 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,631
$28,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$31,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 43.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.300 53.400
Second Leg Room (in)
38.100 34.600
Front Head Room (in)
39.000 38.500
Second Hip Room (in)
55.800 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.900 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.200 95.800
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 36.400
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.500 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
112.900 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
30.400 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.200 73.200
Track Width, Front (in)
65.300 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.600
Length, Overall (in)
202.900 190.600
Height, Overall (in)
60.700 57.800
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.100 14.200
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.860 x - TBD - 12.130 x 0.630
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)
13.860 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.100
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.000 20.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.570
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.000 15.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.500 37.400
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4037 3551
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.600
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 1.766
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 NA
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.770 5.173
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 2.371-0.439
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.102 1.000
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 5 (2012)
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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