Compare 2016 Acura TLX vs 2016 Nissan Altima vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Acura TLX
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2016 Nissan Altima
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2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD 24 35 $29,837 $31,695
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD Tech 24 35 $33,644 $35,750
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD V6 21 34 $33,240 $35,320
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD V6 Advance 21 34 $40,074 $42,600
TLX 4-Door Sedan FWD V6 Tech 21 34 $37,047 $39,375
TLX 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD V6 Advance 21 31 $42,140 $44,800
TLX 4-Door Sedan SH-AWD V6 Tech 21 31 $39,112 $41,575
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,895 $32,090
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SR 22 32 $25,524 $27,390
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,837
$21,446
$37,298

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$31,695
$22,500
$39,960

Monthly Payment Estimate

$528 / month
$375 / month
$666 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.2
8.6

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Acura TLX is light on luxury feel, but it has great interior space, lots of technology, and in its base version, supremely enjoyable performance and handling. A new SR model brings some driving fun back to the 2016 Nissan Altima, while preserving its mainstream family-sedan appeal. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.

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Fuel Economy

City

24 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

35 mpg 39 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

93.3 101.9 96.9

Front Hip Room (in)

55.3 54 54.2

Second Leg Room (in)

34.5 36.1 34.2

Front Head Room (in)

37.2 40 38.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

54.9 52.1 53.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.5 56.4 56.7

Second Head Room (in)

36.7 37.1 35.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.4 56.4 55.7

Front Leg Room (in)

42.6 45 45

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.1 62.4 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 109.3 109.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73 72 73.2

Track Width, Front (in)

62.8 62.4 62.4

Length, Overall (in)

190.3 191.9 192.8

Height, Overall (in)

57 57.8 56.5

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.4 5.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.2 15.4 14.3

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.2 11.5 12.1

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

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 11.7 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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.2 18 18

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.2 36.1 -

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16 P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16 P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3483 3197 3593

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 16 X 7 18 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 16 X 7 18 X 8

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

182 @ 4500 180 @ 4000 261 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

206 @ 6800 182 @ 6000 300 @ 6400

Engine Type

Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

28 31 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 39 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

24 27 22

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.08 2.63 - 0.38 2.41 - 0.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.57 4.83 5.25

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 - -

Trans Type

8 1 1

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 - -

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.96 - -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.22 0.74 1.77

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.18 - -

Trans Order Code

NA NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.22 - -

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD CVT w/OD

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.48 - -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 - -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Acura TLX Nissan Altima Nissan Maxima

Body Style

Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

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

6.3 5.6 7.1

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 550 -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- 110 150

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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