Compare 2014 Nissan Maxima vs 2014 Volkswagen CC

2014 Nissan Maxima
2014 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 $28,988 $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 Manual Sport
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.8
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
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 5
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3556 3358
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
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
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.98
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.32
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.98
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.09
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 7.2 (Est)
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
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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