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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport
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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
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.0 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 188.9 190.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 14.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 15.2
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3540
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 17 x - TBD -
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
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
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/- TBD -
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
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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.47 NA
Trans Type 6 1
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen CC Nissan Maxima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear 4-link fully independent Multi-Link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.5
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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