Compare 2010 Acura TL vs 2010 Dodge Charger vs 2010 Nissan Maxima

2010 Acura TL
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2010 Dodge Charger
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2010 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,673 $35,105
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,928 $38,655
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,093 $38,835
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,010 $39,835
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 18 26 $23,768 $24,590
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L 17 25 $24,554 $25,445
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 17 25 $25,204 $26,150
4-Door Sedan RWD Rallye 17 25 $25,658 $26,645
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.5L 17 23 $26,946 $28,045
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 17 23 $28,276 $29,490
4-Door Sedan RWD R/T 16 25 $30,006 $31,370
4-Door Sedan AWD Rallye 17 23 $30,590 $32,005
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 16 25 $30,902 $32,345
4-Door Sedan AWD R/T 16 23 $31,938 $33,470
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 13 19 $36,271 $38,180
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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 $28,113 $30,690
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,673
$23,768
$28,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,105
$24,590
$30,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$585 / month
$410 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Boldly styled and laden with high-tech features, the 2010 Acura TL is a solid value, though enthusiasts might find its overall ability lacking. The 2010 Dodge Charger is starting to show its age against many of its rivals, but its muscle-car appeal and low pricing will never get old. The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.7 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.5 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.3 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 104.0 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.2 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.6 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.8 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.2 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.1 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 74.5 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 200.1 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 120.0 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.2 14.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.6 x 1.1 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.4 12.6 x 0.4 12.13 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.75 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 16.1 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.9 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P215/65R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 3728 3540
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 9.5 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140 130
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 190 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA EER NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.7L/167 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 178 @ 5500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.90 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.84 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00 NA
Trans Type
5 4 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.21 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.57 NA
Trans Order Code
NA DGV NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 6

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