Compare 2015 Audi A4 vs 2014 Nissan Maxima vs 2015 Volkswagen CC

2015 Audi A4
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2014 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 31 $34,968 $37,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $33,017 $35,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $33,852 $36,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,012 $48,400
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,314 $49,800
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 21 28 $39,432 $42,400
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
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4-Door Sedan DSG Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Executive 22 31 $36,524 $38,085
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Executive PZEV 22 31 $36,524 $38,085
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $33,926 $35,375
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $33,926 $35,375
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $32,697 $34,095
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $32,697 $34,095
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $32,871 $34,275
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 32 $32,871 $34,275
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $31,642 $32,995
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 32 $31,642 $32,995
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $41,789 $43,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,968
$28,988
$36,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$31,290
$38,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$522 / month
$635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A4 and S4 sedans are tech-laden, trim, handsome alternatives to the other expected German cars, as well as one very good American one. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors. The 2015 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some usability for style; it's a grown-up's compromise between a true two-door coupe and a stodgier sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.8 41.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.4 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
38 38.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 95.8 93.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.3 56
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 34.6 37.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 109.3 106.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 73.2 73
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.4 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 190.6 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 57.8 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14.2 13.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.1 11.1
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 12.6 12.3
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)
16.1 20 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
HM1 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
HM1 NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3556 3369
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 261 @ 4400 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/213 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 22 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 1.77 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 - 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 - 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 - 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.37 - 0.44 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 5.17 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 - 1.30
Trans Type
8 1 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 - 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 (Est) 8.2 7.1
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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