Compare 2017 Acura TLX vs 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Acura TLX
X
2017 Nissan Altima
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2017 Nissan Maxima
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Select style
FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX FWD 24 35 $30,395 $32,000
TLX FWD V6 21 34 $33,663 $35,450
TLX FWD V6 w/Advance Pkg 21 34 $40,531 $42,700
TLX FWD V6 w/Technology Pkg 21 34 $37,500 $39,500
TLX FWD w/Technology Pkg 24 35 $34,232 $36,050
TLX SH-AWD V6 w/Advance Pkg 21 31 $42,615 $44,900
TLX SH-AWD V6 w/Technology Pkg 21 31 $39,584 $41,700
Select style
2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 2.5 Sedan 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 2017.5 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Altima 2017.5 2.5 Sedan 27 39 N/A N/A
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,732 $32,990
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 N/A N/A
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
Altima 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 $26,082 $27,990
Select style
Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $37,652 $40,340
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $30,447 $32,610
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $34,772 $37,250
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $35,500 $38,030
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $32,293 $34,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,395
$21,348
$37,652
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$22,900
$40,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$382 / month
$672 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Acura TLX is a near-luxury competitor in a luxury field crowded with very good (and very pricey) cars with European badges on them. The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 39 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
190.3 191.9 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57 57.8 56.5
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.4 14.3
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.2 36.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3212 3608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 X 7 18 X 8.5
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 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4500 177 @ 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 179 @ 6000 300 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 39 30
Transmission
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 - -
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Nissan Altima Nissan Maxima
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
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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