Compare 2014 Buick Regal vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Buick Regal
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 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
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,270
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$655 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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 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 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 95.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.2
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 x - TBD - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 20
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RP2 NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40R19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RP2 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3556
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 550
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 2500-4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
259 @ 5300 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
M7U NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
HiPER strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8 8.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
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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