Compare 2018 Buick Regal vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Buick Regal
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 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
$38,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,870
$41,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Roomy and pleasant to drive, the 2018 Buick Regal is a crossover in car clothing. 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 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 45
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 96.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
31.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
60.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
16 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)
17 x - TBD - 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.3 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 -
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
245/45R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
R0X NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
R0X NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4096 3608
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5400 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Type
8 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Order Code
MRC NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.08 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Sportback Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.0
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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