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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 21 32 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $31,642 $32,995
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Sport 22 31 $32,697 $34,095
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $32,697 $34,095
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV R-Line 21 32 $32,871 $34,275
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $32,871 $34,275
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV R-Line 22 31 $33,926 $35,375
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $33,926 $35,375
4-Door Sedan DSG Executive 22 31 $36,524 $38,085
4-Door Sedan DSG PZEV Executive 22 31 $36,524 $38,085
4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $41,789 $43,575
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 $28,988 $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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,642
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,995
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$522 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some usability for style; it's a grown-up's compromise between a true two-door coupe and a stodgier sedan. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 34.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.6 95.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.4 38.5
Second Hip Room (in) - 53.9
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.9 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 189.1 190.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.8 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.7 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73 73.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 14.2
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) 11.1 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.4
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45HR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45HR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3358 3556
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 550
Engine
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1700 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0 L/121 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100 290 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.55 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.09 -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.68 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.32 -
Trans Type 6 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.98 -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen CC Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.1 8.2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
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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