Compare 2018 Buick Regal vs 2018 Ford Fusion vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Buick Regal
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2018 Ford Fusion
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2018 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Essence AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Essence AWD 21 29 $32,515 $33,870
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Essence FWD 22 32 $30,499 $31,770
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan FWD 22 32 $24,865 $24,990
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan GS AWD 19 27 $37,507 $39,070
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Preferred FWD 22 32 $26,563 $27,670
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Preferred II AWD 21 29 $30,499 $31,770
Regal Sportback 4-Door Sedan Preferred II FWD 22 32 $28,579 $29,770
Regal TourX 5-Door Wgn AWD 21 29 $28,924 $29,070
Regal TourX 5-Door Wgn Essence AWD 21 29 $33,667 $35,070
Regal TourX 5-Door Wgn Preferred AWD 21 29 $31,363 $32,670
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Platinum AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion Platinum AWD 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Fusion Platinum FWD 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
Fusion S FWD 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
Fusion SE AWD 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
Fusion SE FWD 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
Fusion Sport AWD 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
Fusion Titanium AWD 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
Fusion Titanium FWD 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
Fusion Energi Platinum FWD N/A N/A $39,123 $41,400
Fusion Energi SE FWD N/A N/A $31,563 $33,400
Fusion Energi Titanium FWD N/A N/A $32,508 $34,400
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,515
$36,846
$38,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,870
$38,990
$41,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$650 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Roomy and pleasant to drive, the 2018 Buick Regal is a crossover in car clothing. The six-year-old 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid remains a handsome, comfortable mid-size sedan with good fuel efficiency and a plug-in hybrid option, but competitors now boast higher EPA ratings. The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 55 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.8 96.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 38.3 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 54.4 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.8 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56.9 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 44.3 45
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 62.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 112.2 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.9 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.7 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 191.7 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 58.1 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
60.7 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
31.5 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16 14.3
Brakes
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)
17 x - TBD - 11.8 12.6
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)
16 x - TBD - 11.9 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.3 17.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 37.6 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R18 P235/40VR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R0X NA NA
Front Tire Size
245/45R18 P235/40VR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R0X NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4096 3681 3608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - 150
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4000 270 @ 3000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LTG 999 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5400 231 @ 5500 300 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.94 1.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MRC 44W-A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 3.36 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.91 -
Trans Type
8 6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Sportback Ford Fusion Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.7 7.0
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
-
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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