Compare 2016 Audi A4 vs 2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Volkswagen CC

2016 Audi A4
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2016 Nissan Maxima
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2016 Volkswagen CC
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Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 30 $35,340 $38,000
A4 Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $35,340 $38,000
A4 CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $33,388 $35,900
A4 CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $33,388 $35,900
A4 Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $34,410 $37,000
A4 Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $34,410 $37,000
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $45,756 $49,200
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $45,756 $49,200
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,686 $50,200
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,686 $50,200
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 21 28 $39,712 $42,700
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 21 28 $39,712 $42,700
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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
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4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $34,290 $35,755
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive PZEV 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive w/Carbon 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive w/Carbon PZEV 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $34,290 $35,755
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $33,062 $34,475
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $33,062 $34,475
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Trend 22 31 $31,330 $32,670
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Trend PZEV 22 31 $31,330 $32,670
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $33,234 $34,655
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 32 $33,234 $34,655
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Trend 21 32 $30,276 $31,570
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Trend PZEV 21 32 $30,276 $31,570
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $42,537 $44,355

Pricing

Invoice Price

$35,340
$37,298
$34,290

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$38,000
$39,960
$35,755

Monthly Payment Estimate

$633 / month
$666 / month
$596 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.6
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Audi A4 is still a handsome, strong competitor with solid fuel economy and good power from its lone engine, even as the current generation comes to a close. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima. The 2016 Volkswagen CC splits the difference between sleek coupe lines and four-door convenience—it's a grown-up compromise.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

21 mpg 22 mpg 22 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 30 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Compact Cars Midsize Cars Compact Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

91 96.9 93.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.5 56.7 56

Second Leg Room (in)

35.2 34.2 37.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 45 41.6

Second Head Room (in)

37.5 35.8 36.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.3 55.7 54.7

Front Head Room (in)

38 38.9 37.4

Front Hip Room (in)

- 54.2 -

Second Hip Room (in)

- 53.5 -

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall (in)

185.1 192.8 189.1

Height, Overall (in)

56.2 56.5 55.8

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

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- 5.3 4.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

12.4 14.3 13.2

Brakes

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

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.1 18 18.5

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.7 - 37.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P245/45HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact Full-Size

Front Tire Order Code

STDTR NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

STDTR NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3693 3593 3369

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact Full-Size

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

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

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 150 140

Engine

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

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

220 @ 4450 300 @ 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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

25 25 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 30 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 22 22

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.71 2.41 - 0.38 3.46

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.85 5.25 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

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

Summary

Vehicle Name

Audi A4 Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC

Body Style

quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut Strut

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

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

7.1 (Est) 7.1 7.1

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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