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

2016 Acura TLX
X
2016 Nissan Altima
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2016 Nissan Maxima
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Select style
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
Select style
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
Select style
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 39 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 45 45
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
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - -
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 - -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Nissan Altima Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.6 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
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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