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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 21 32 $30,876 $32,195
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 22 31 $31,929 $33,295
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,292 $30,545
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $30,347 $31,645
4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $40,120 $41,835
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan Manual w/LEDs PZEV Sport 21 32 $29,696 $30,965
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan DSG w/LEDs PZEV Sport 22 31 $30,751 $32,065
4-Door Sedan Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan PZEV Sport Plus 22 31 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan VR6 Lux 17 27 $36,547 $38,110
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
4-Door Sedan PZEV Lux 22 31 $34,174 $35,635
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,292
$28,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,545
$31,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$517 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some practicality in the name of fashion, and feels like a luxury car in many respects. The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.600 95.800
Second Head Room (in) 36.600 36.400
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.700 55.100
Front Leg Room (in) 41.600 43.800
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.400
Second Leg Room (in) 37.300 34.600
Front Head Room (in) 37.400 38.500
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.100 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.000 5.600
Length, Overall (in) 188.900 190.600
Height, Overall (in) 55.800 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in) 106.700 109.300
Liftover Height (in) NA 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.000 73.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.200 14.200
Brakes
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) 11.100 x - TBD - 12.130 x 0.630
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) 12.300 x - TBD - 12.600 x 1.100
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.500 20.000
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.400 15.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.400 37.400
Steering Type Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.000 2.570
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size NA T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3358 3551
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.600
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 290 @ 6400
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.930 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.360 2.371-0.439
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.470 NA
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.110 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.990 1.766
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.090 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.94/3.09 5.173
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.100 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Summary
Vehicle Name Volkswagen CC Nissan Maxima
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.000
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 (2011) 5 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 8.3
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 -
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