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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 21 32 $30,491 $31,795
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $30,491 $31,795
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 22 31 $31,546 $32,895
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $31,546 $32,895
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 21 32 $31,671 $33,025
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $31,671 $33,025
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 22 31 $32,726 $34,125
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $32,726 $34,125
4-Door Sedan DSG Executive 22 31 $35,862 $37,395
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Executive 22 31 $35,862 $37,395
4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $41,136 $42,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,988
$30,491
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,290
$31,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$530 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
7.6
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2014 Volkswagen CC eschews a little practicality in the name of fashion; but even some who need to use it as a sedan will find it a worthwhile compromise.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.8 93.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 37.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 106.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 73
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 188.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/45HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3556 3358
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 17 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 140
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 261 @ 4400 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.77 4.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - 0.44 3.77
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.17 3.94
Trans Type 1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.98
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.32
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.98
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.2 7.2 (Est)
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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