Compare 2011 Buick Regal vs 2011 Hyundai Sonata vs 2011 Nissan Maxima

2011 Buick Regal
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2011 Hyundai Sonata
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2011 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan CXL RL1
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL RL1 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL RL2 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL RL3 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL RL4 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL RL5 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL RL6 19 30 $25,305 $26,360
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO1 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO2 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO3 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO4 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO5 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO6 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
Regal 4-Door Sedan CXL Turbo TO7 18 28 $27,705 $28,860
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/17" Wheels 22 33 $25,373 $27,145
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
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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 $29,081 $31,750
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Maxima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,550 $34,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,305
$25,465
$29,081
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,360
$27,245
$31,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$439 / month
$454 / month
$529 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
We’ve always wanted a sedan as sleek and comfortable as this—but if the Regal’s going to wear a Buick badge, it probably needs more room and more power. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile. The 2011 Nissan Maxima is no longer primarily a sport sedan; think of it as comfortable and refined first, with its sportiness a bonus, and you’ll be happy.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.2 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.6 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 - TBD - 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 54.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.9 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 103.8 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 - TBD - 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 45.5 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 110.0 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 189.8 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.9 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.5 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.4 14.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1 12.60 x 1.10
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)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4 12.13 x 0.63
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.94 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.5 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
P76 NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P225/45R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P225/45R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16 T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
QKE NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3338-3452 3540
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 18 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.8 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection GDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 269 @ 1750-4500 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LAF NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/147 2.0L/122 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 274 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.89 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.65 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.84 NA
Trans Type
6 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA SHIFTRONIC NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.39 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.83 NA
Trans Order Code
MH7 NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Hyundai Sonata Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6 5
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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