Compare 2016 Buick Regal vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Buick Regal
2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan FWD 19 31 $26,929 $27,065
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS AWD 19 27 $35,030 $36,490
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS FWD 21 30 $32,702 $34,065
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium II AWD 19 27 $32,630 $33,990
Regal 4-Door Sedan Premium II FWD 21 30 $30,302 $31,565
Regal 4-Door Sedan Sport Touring FWD N/A N/A $27,422 $28,565
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo AWD 19 27 $30,158 $31,415
Regal 4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD 21 30 $27,830 $28,990
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,929
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,065
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Buick Regal turbo intrigues us, with excellent styling and handling; we'd skip the base car, and make sure our back-seat passengers were small. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.8 96.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 45
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 - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.3
Brakes
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)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18
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 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3605 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 150
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 300 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson 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
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1
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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