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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 Manual Sport PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
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 VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $40,120 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan PZEV Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan VR6 Lux 17 27 $36,547 $38,110
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,396
$29,292
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,000
$30,545
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$509 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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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 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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.900 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 56.000
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.800 93.600
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 61.100
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.600 5.000
Length, Overall (in) 190.600 188.900
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.200 13.200
Brakes
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 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.000 18.500
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.200 16.400
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA N/A
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/45R17
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
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
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
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
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 Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.470
Trans Type 1 6
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 (2012) 6 (2011)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
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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 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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