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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.300 14.200
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 - TBD - 13.600 x 1.000 12.600 x 1.100
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.500 20.000
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.500 15.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 38.700 37.400
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBK NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55R19 P245/45VR18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4450 3551
Wheels
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
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15 19
Transmission
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 10.2 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) - TBD - 5 (2012)
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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