Compare 2014 Nissan Maxima vs 2014 Buick Lacrosse

2014 Nissan Maxima
2014 Buick Lacrosse
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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 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
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4-Door Sedan FWD Base
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 AWD Leather 17 26 $37,070 $38,615
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $37,641 $39,210
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,164 $39,755
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,673 $40,285
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,988
$32,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,290
$33,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$559 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
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
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73.1
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
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 10.8
Brakes
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
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.2
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3556 3756
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 172 @ 4900
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
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
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Buick LaCrosse
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
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
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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