Compare 2013 Nissan Maxima vs 2013 Acura TL

2013 Nissan Maxima
2013 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
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 Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,396
$33,712
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,000
$35,905
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$598 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 63.8
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
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
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
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
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
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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