Compare 2013 Buick Regal vs 2013 Ford Fusion vs 2013 Nissan Maxima

2013 Buick Regal
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2013 Ford Fusion
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2013 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $27,854 $29,015
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS 18 29 $33,580 $34,980
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $29,409 $30,635
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $30,763 $32,045
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,409 $30,635
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,763 $32,045
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,886 $33,215
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $21,983 $23,830
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,092 $27,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $29,705 $32,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $27,860 $30,200
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $29,612 $32,100
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury N/A N/A $35,701 $38,700
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium N/A N/A $36,992 $40,100
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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 $28,396 $31,000
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $30,444 $33,240
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,854
$21,983
$28,396
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,015
$23,830
$31,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$484 / month
$397 / month
$517 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Buick Regal is a worthy sport sedan with arresting looks and sweet handling--so long as you stick with the turbos. The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid makes an extraordinary leap forward in fuel economy--but also, in its appealing looks and handling. The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.900 55.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 44.300 43.800
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.000 53.400
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 38.300 34.600
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.200 38.500
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 54.400 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.800 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 118.800 95.800
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.800 36.400
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 58.100 57.800
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.400 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 112.200 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.900 73.200
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.700 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 5.600
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 191.700 190.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 16.000 14.200
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - - TBD - 12.130 x 0.630
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - - TBD - 12.600 x 1.100
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)
15.8 16.500 20.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.700 2.570
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.800 15.200
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.600 37.400
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T125/80D16 T145/80D17
Front Tire Order Code
RAF NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R17 P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAF NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R17 P235/50R17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3427 3551
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 9.600
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD - 550
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 170 @ - TBD - 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric L4 Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 170 @ - TBD - 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUK 997 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5L/152 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.940 1.766
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.960 NA
Trans Order Code
MH8 44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 3.070 5.173
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.450 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.750 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 4.580 2.371-0.439
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.910 NA
Trans Type
6 6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Ford Fusion Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.95 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98 1.000
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.0 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 - TBD - 5 (2012)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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