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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 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,193 $33,535
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,185 $35,610
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors. Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.8 100.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73.1
Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 10.8
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) 12.1 12.4 x 0.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.6 x 1.2
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.8
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAF
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3556 3756
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 120
Engine
Engine Order Code NA LUK
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 29
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 2.64
Trans Type 1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 2.94
Trans Order Code NA MHH
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - 0.44 4.58
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.45
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.2 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.6
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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
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