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2012 Nissan Maxima

2012 Dodge Charger

  2011 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan RT Max RWD Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$32,420
$25,595
Invoice $29,695 $24,677
MPG
City/Highway
19/26 14/31
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
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Likes:

  • Fashionable interior
  • Quiet ride
  • Snug, comfortable seats (Sport)
  • Great steering and handling

Dislikes:

  • CVT not a good fit in a sport sedan
  • Lacks headroom in back
  • Options drive the price way up

Likes:

  • Flared Coke-bottle body
  • Thrilling V-8s
  • Better cockpit with better finishes
  • Eight-speed automatic
  • Gas mileage of up to 31 mpg

Dislikes:

  • Vague steering with AWD
  • Thirsty V-8 engines
  • V-8 models don't ride as well
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