Compare 2011 Volkswagen CC vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Volkswagen CC
2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 22 31 $27,045 $28,200
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 21 31 $28,099 $29,300
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 22 31 $28,885 $30,120
4-Door Sedan Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 21 31 $29,897 $31,175
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 21 31 $29,939 $31,220
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux Plus 21 31 $32,199 $33,575
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux Limited 21 31 $32,966 $34,375
4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,351 $39,990
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $29,081 $31,750
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,045
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,200
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volkswagen CC has performance that doesn't altogether match its sexy shape, and seating space is disappointing, but otherwise there's a lot to like. The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 43.8
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 190.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 12.13 x 0.63
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)
12.3 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3540
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700-5000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen CC Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson concept Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
4-link fully independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
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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