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 Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.2 -
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 73.2 73
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.4 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 192.8 189.1
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 14.3 13.2
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.1 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
STDTR NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3593 3369
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 140
Engine
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
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30 31
Transmission
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 2.41 - 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
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
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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