Compare 2011 Nissan Maxima vs 2011 Acura TL

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Acura TL
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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
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,081
$32,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,750
$35,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 98.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 74.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.60 x 1.10 12.6 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x 0.63 13.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3540 3721
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.07
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.89
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- --
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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