Compare 2008 Acura TSX vs 2008 Nissan Maxima

2008 Acura TSX
2008 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $25,932 $28,190
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 20 28 $27,857 $30,290
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $25,932 $28,190
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual Nav 19 28 $27,857 $30,290
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4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SE 19 25 $26,229 $28,630
Maxima 4-Door Sedan CVT 3.5 SL 19 25 $28,286 $30,880
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,932
$26,229
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,190
$28,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$477 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura TSX is far from the freshest sport sedan design, but it remains one of the most sensible and fun-to-drive. The 2008 Nissan Maxima is a bit more aesthetically appealing than a top-of-the-line Altima or Accord, but it doesn’t perform any better.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 36.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 103.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 194.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 111.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.50 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 40.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 T145/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3345 3591
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 8.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 7000 255 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4500 252 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Trans Type
5 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent strut

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