Compare 2013 Nissan Maxima vs 2013 Volkswagen CC

2013 Nissan Maxima
2013 Volkswagen CC
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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 Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan PZEV Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
4-Door Sedan VR6 Lux 17 27 $36,547 $38,110
4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $40,120 $41,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,396
$29,292
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,000
$30,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$509 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
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 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some practicality in the name of fashion, and feels like a luxury car in many respects.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.400 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.100 54.700
Front Leg Room (in)
43.800 41.600
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.400 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.600 37.300
Front Head Room (in)
38.500 37.400
Second Hip Room (in)
53.900 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 56.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.800 93.600
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 55.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.400 61.400
Wheelbase (in)
109.300 106.700
Liftover Height (in)
27.200 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.200 73.000
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 61.100
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.600 5.000
Length, Overall (in)
190.600 188.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.200 13.200
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.130 x 0.630 11.100 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)
12.600 x 1.100 12.300 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.000 18.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.400 37.400
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.570 3.000
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.200 16.400
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
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)
3551 3358
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.110
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.766 3.990
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.090
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.173 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.100
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.930
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.371-0.439 3.360
Clutch Size (in)
NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.470
Trans Type
1 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.000 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) 6 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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