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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $29,695 $32,420
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $32,163 $35,120
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $32,163 $35,120
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $32,163 $35,120
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S w/Limited Edition Pkg 19 26 $29,695 $32,420
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
4-Door Sedan Lux PZEV 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 22 31 $32,476 $33,865
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus PZEV 22 31 $32,476 $33,865
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 22 31 $33,243 $34,665
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited PZEV 22 31 $33,243 $34,665
4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,734 $40,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,695
$27,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,420
$28,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$540 / month
$475 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Nissan Maxima is a great pick if you want a stylish, sporty, comfortable, and lavishly trimmed sedan; serious sport-sedan enthusiasts should look elsewhere, however. Value-minded sedan shoppers who are willing to sacrifice a little practicality in the name of style will find a lot to like in the 2012 Volkswagen CC.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.6
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.8 94
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 106.7
Liftover Height (in) 27.2 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 188.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.6 11.1 x - TBD -
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) 12.6 x 1.10 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.2 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3540 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/- TBD - 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.76 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.47
Trans Type 1 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-link fully independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut McPherson concept
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.6
Crash Test Ratings
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