Compare 2014 Buick Regal vs 2014 Ford Fusion vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Buick Regal
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2014 Ford Fusion
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2014 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan GS AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS AWD 19 27 $37,699 $39,270
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS FWD 21 30 $35,428 $36,905
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium I AWD 19 27 $32,385 $33,735
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium I FWD 21 30 $30,297 $31,560
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium II AWD 19 27 $34,497 $35,935
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 21 30 $32,409 $33,760
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo AWD 19 27 $30,590 $31,865
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD 21 30 $28,502 $29,690
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4-Door Sedan S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S Hybrid FWD 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium AWD 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium FWD 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Titanium Hybrid FWD 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan SE Luxury 40 36 $32,011 $34,700
Fusion Energi 4-Door Sedan Titanium 40 36 $33,671 $36,500
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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 $28,988 $31,290
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,699
$20,488
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,270
$21,970
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$366 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
9.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It's the best driver's car in the lineup, and the 2014 Buick Regal adds better infotainment and safety--with a slight cut to the GS' power. The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 34 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.8 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 102.8 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 44.3 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 38.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.2 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 54.4 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 191.7 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 112.2 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.9 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.7 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16 14.2
Brakes
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)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.9 12.1
Brake Type
Pwr 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)
13.6 x - TBD - 11.8 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 16.5 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.6 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/40R19 P215/60HR16 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RP2 NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R19 P215/60HR16 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RP2 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3431 3556
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 16 X 6.5 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 500 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - 130
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5 L/152 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
259 @ 5300 175 @ 6000 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 2500-4000 175 @ 4500 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LTG 997 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 34 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 26 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.91 -
Trans Type
6 6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.96 -
Trans Order Code
M7U 44W NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.07 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.58 2.37 - 0.44
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Ford Fusion Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
HiPER strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8 7.0 (Est) 8.2
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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