Compare 2014 Acura TL vs 2014 Dodge Charger vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Acura TL
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2014 Dodge Charger
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2014 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 $33,827 $36,030
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
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4-Door Sedan RT 100th Anniversary RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT 100th Anniversary RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT AWD 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max AWD 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Max RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus AWD 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT Plus RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan RT RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan Road/Track RWD 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan SE RWD 18 27 $25,966 $26,995
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 RWD 14 23 $44,770 $46,385
Charger 4-Door Sedan SRT8 Super Bee RWD 14 23 $42,010 $43,385
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT 100th Anniversary RWD 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT AWD 18 27 $30,750 $32,195
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus AWD 18 27 $30,750 $32,195
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT Plus RWD 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
Charger 4-Door Sedan SXT RWD 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
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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 $28,988 $31,290
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,827
$29,370
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
$30,695
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$601 / month
$512 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too. The 2014 Dodge Charger's interior may surprise luxury car shoppers, but it'll definitely delight the blue collar crowd. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 15 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 40.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 56.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 59.5 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.6 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 104.7 95.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 57.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.8 43.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.2 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74 75 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 63.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
194 199.9 190.6
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 16.5 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 13.6 12.6
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 12.6 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TVJ NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45VR20 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TVJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45VR20 P245/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4253 3556
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 20 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 20 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 160 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 370 @ 5250 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 395 @ 4200 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA EZH NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 5.7 L/345 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 18 22
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.83 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.16 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.19 -
Trans Order Code
NA DGJ NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.59 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.06 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.41 -
Trans Type
6 5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 10.0 8.2
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 1000
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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