Compare 2010 Acura TL vs 2010 Nissan Maxima

2010 Acura TL
2010 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,673 $35,105
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,093 $38,835
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,010 $39,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,349 $42,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,266 $43,385
TL 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $35,928 $38,655
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $28,113 $30,690
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,673
$28,113

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,105
$30,690

Monthly Payment Estimate

$585 / month
$512 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

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 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 19 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Mid-Size

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.8 53.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.1 56.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.2 95.8

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 36.4

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.2 55.1

Front Leg Room (in)

42.5 43.8

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 53.4

Second Leg Room (in)

36.2 34.6

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 38.5

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.2 62.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.9 5.6

Length, Overall (in)

195.3 190.6

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 57.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 109.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 27.2

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.0 73.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.1 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)

13.2 x 0.4 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)

12.6 x 1.1 12.60 x 1.10

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 20.0

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

14.0 15.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 37.4

Steering Type

Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.7 2.6

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - 40.0

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

- TBD - T145/80D17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P245/45VR18

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)

3721 3540

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 18 x 8.0

Spare Wheel Size (in)

- TBD - 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8 18 x 8.0

Front Wheel Material

Alloy Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.1 9.6

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 130

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

254 @ 5000 261 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.5L/212 3.5L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 6200 290 @ 6400

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

PGM-FI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 NA

Trans Type

5 1

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.49 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

1.89 1.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 NA

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.31 5.17

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.70 - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TL Nissan Maxima

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.18 1.00

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link w/coil springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.75 0.83

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Double Wishbone w/coil springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 6

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.9 8.5

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