Compare 2011 Nissan Maxima vs 2011 Dodge Charger

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Dodge Charger
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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 SE RWD
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,081
$24,508
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,750
$25,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$529 / month
$423 / 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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 56.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 59.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 104.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 56.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 40.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 199.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 120.2
Liftover Height (in)
27.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 75.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 15.4
Brakes
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 12.6 x 0.4
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)
12.60 x 1.10 12.6 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/65R17
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TW1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBG
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P215/65R17
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)
3540 3961
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.6 14.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 730
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 260 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA ERB
Displacement
3.5L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 292 @ 6350
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.41
Trans Type
1 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.59
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Dodge Charger
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Touring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Touring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.9
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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