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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,396
$33,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,000
$35,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$598 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan. The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.400 55.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.600 36.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.500 38.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.900 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.800 98.2
Second Head Room (in) 36.400 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.800 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 109.300 109.3
Liftover Height (in) 27.200 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.200 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.600 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 190.600 194.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 63.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.200 13.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.600 x 1.100 12.6 x - TBD -
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) 12.130 x 0.630 13.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.000 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.570 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.200 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 38.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3551 3726
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.600 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.173 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.07
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.371-0.439 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.49
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.766 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.10
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Acura TL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.827 0.748
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.000 1.181
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 4 (2012)
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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