Compare 2017 Audi A4 vs 2017 Nissan Maxima vs 2017 Volkswagen CC

2017 Audi A4
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2017 Nissan Maxima
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2017 Volkswagen CC
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2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $39,386 $42,350
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $35,202 $37,850
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Prestige quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
Select style
Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $37,652 $40,340
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $30,447 $32,610
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $34,772 $37,250
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $35,500 $38,030
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $32,293 $34,590
Select style
2.0T Sport DSG
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 2.0T Sport DSG 22 31 $33,062 $34,475
CC 2.0T Sport DSG PZEV 22 31 $33,062 $34,475
CC R-Line 2.0T Executive DSG 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC R-Line 2.0T Executive DSG PZEV 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC R-Line 2.0T Executive w/Carbon DSG 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC R-Line 2.0T Executive w/Carbon DSG PZEV 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,690
$37,652
$33,062
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,300
$40,340
$34,475
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$672 / month
$575 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.3
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser. The sleek lines of the 2017 Volkswagen CC compromise its four-door sedan usability, making it a specialty choice in the segment.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 34.2 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 45 41.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 35.8 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.7 54.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.7 56
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 96.9 93.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.2 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.5 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
111 109.3 106.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 73.2 73
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.4 61.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 192.8 189.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 14.3 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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)
13.3 12.6 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 18 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P245/45VR18 P235/45HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Full-Size
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3608 3369
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8.5 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 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
252 @ 5000 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)
28 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 - 0.76
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.41 - 0.38 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 5.25 4.06
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 - 1.30
Trans Type
7 1 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 - 0.91
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 1.77 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 - 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 - 0.90
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
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
6.3 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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