Compare 2011 Acura TL vs 2011 Dodge Charger vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Acura TL
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2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
TL 4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech HPT 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
TL 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
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4-Door Sedan Mopar 11 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan Mopar 11 RWD 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT AWD 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD 15 23 $31,086 $32,545
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan Rallye Plus RWD 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan Rallye RWD 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 16 25 $29,108 $30,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 18 27 $24,508 $25,395
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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 $29,081 $31,750
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,856
$29,108
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,305
$30,395
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$588 / month
$507 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops. The Charger R/T is a passionate play in a niche full of milquetoast four-doors. You don't have to wear a mullet to love it and own it. 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
City
18 mpg 16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 59.5 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 104.7 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.9 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
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 199.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 120.2 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 75.0 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 15.4 14.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.4 12.6 x 0.87 12.13 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
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 13.6 x 1.26 12.60 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.1 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 14.4 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 40.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TVH NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45ZR20 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA TVH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45ZR20 P245/45VR18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 4253 3540
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 20 x 8.0 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 20 x 8.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 14.0 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 395 @ 4200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA EZH NA
Displacement
3.5L/212 5.7L/345 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 370 @ 5250 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.41 NA
Trans Type
5 5 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.16 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.19 NA
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.92 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.59 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 1.06 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Performance Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Performance Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.63 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8 8.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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