Compare 2015 Ford Taurus vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2015 Ford Taurus
2014 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 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
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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 $28,988 $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
$24,959
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 12.6
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 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4035 3556
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 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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