Compare 2013 Acura TL vs 2013 Dodge Charger vs 2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 Acura TL
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2013 Dodge Charger
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2013 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
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4-Door Sedan RT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT AWD 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD 15 23 $30,996 $32,495
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 16 25 $28,696 $29,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 18 27 $25,292 $26,295
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD 14 23 $43,815 $45,450
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD 14 23 $41,055 $42,450
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD 18 27 $30,352 $31,795
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD 18 27 $30,352 $31,795
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD 19 31 $28,052 $29,295
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD 19 31 $28,052 $29,295
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,396 $31,000
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,712
$30,996
$28,396

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,905
$32,495
$31,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$598 / month
$542 / month
$517 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.0
7.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling. The 2013 Dodge Charger hits all the right blue-collar chords, yet its interior may impress the upper crust. 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

City

20 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 23 mpg 26 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Large Car Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

54.8 56.100 53.900

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.2 59.500 56.300

Passenger Volume (ft³)

98.2 104.700 95.800

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 37.900 36.400

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.2 57.700 55.100

Front Leg Room (in)

42.5 41.800 43.800

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

55.7 56.200 53.400

Second Leg Room (in)

36.2 40.100 34.600

Front Head Room (in)

38.4 38.600 38.500

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.2 63.400 62.400

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.1 4.900 5.600

Length, Overall (in)

194.0 200.300 190.600

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 58.200 57.800

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 63.800 62.400

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 120.200 109.300

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD - 27.200

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.0 74.200 73.200

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.1 16.300 14.200

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 - TBD - 12.600 x 0.900 12.130 x 0.630

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 - TBD - 13.600 x 1.000 12.600 x 1.100

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.5 19.500 20.000

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - 16.500 15.200

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.4 38.700 37.400

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - 3.100 2.570

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

N/A - TBD - NA

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA TPS NA

Front Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P235/55R19 P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact T145/80D17

Front Tire Order Code

NA TPS NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA TBK NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/50VR17 P235/55R19 P245/45VR18

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 150

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3726 4450 3551

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5 18 x 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.0 19 x 7.5 18 x 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - 14.000 9.600

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 730 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 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/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

280 @ 6200 370 @ 5250 290 @ 6400

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas V6

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 23 26

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

20 15 19

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

23 18 22

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.49 1.410 NA

Trans Type

6 5 1

Drivetrain

Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 0.830 NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 3.160 1.766

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.10 2.190 NA

Trans Order Code

NA DGJ NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.72 3.060 5.173

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 1.000 NA

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.36 3.590 2.371-0.439

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TL Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

N/A - TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.181 1.300 1.000

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link 5-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

N/A - TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Double Wishbone Short-Long Arm Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.748 0.600 0.827

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 (2012) - TBD - 5 (2012)

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

7.9 10.2 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

Rollover Rating

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