Compare 2010 Acura TSX vs 2010 Nissan Maxima

2010 Acura TSX
2010 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 30 $27,359 $29,310
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 21 30 $30,201 $32,410
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 20 28 $27,359 $29,310
TSX 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Tech Pkg 20 28 $30,201 $32,410
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 18 27 $32,439 $34,850
TSX 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 18 27 $35,282 $37,950
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4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S 19 26 $28,113 $30,690
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,600 $33,410
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,359
$28,113
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,310
$30,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$489 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new 2010 Acura TSX offers more features than most entry-luxury sedans, and the V-6 cures its previous lack of power. The 2010 Nissan Maxima might look like a sport sedan, but it lacks the edgy, high-performance feel necessary to complete the package.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.2 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.5 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 14.2
Brakes
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)
11.1 x - TBD - 12.13 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.60 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.4 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3486 3540
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4300-4500 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 7000 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 NA
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 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 Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone w/coil springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 8.5

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