Compare 2018 Cadillac CTS vs 2018 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Cadillac CTS
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2018 Dodge Charger
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2018 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 21 29 $46,070 $48,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,485 $54,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,585 $52,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 22 30 $44,170 $46,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 19 27 $53,385 $56,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 20 30 $51,485 $54,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,610 $61,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,710 $59,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport Premium Luxury RWD 16 24 $67,730 $71,295
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport RWD 16 24 $58,135 $61,195
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 21 $82,170 $86,495
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Daytona 392 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger Daytona 392 RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger Daytona RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger GT AWD 18 27 $32,156 $32,995
Charger R/T RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger R/T Scat Pack RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger SRT 392 RWD 15 25 $49,834 $51,145
Charger SRT Hellcat RWD 13 22 $63,925 $66,295
Charger SXT Plus RWD 19 30 $29,818 $30,495
Charger SXT RWD 19 30 $28,561 $28,995
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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

$46,070
$38,501
$38,352

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$48,495
$39,995
$41,090

Monthly Payment Estimate

$808 / month
$667 / month
$685 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.5
7.0
7.0

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V scorches the earth, and leaves the E63 and RS7 with some burn marks. The 2018 Dodge Charger has aged remarkably well–and if it’s four-door muscle you need, few sedans deliver its performance thrill. 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 15 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 25 mpg 30 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

53.8 56.2 54.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

97.0 104.7 96.9

Second Leg Room (in)

35.4 40.1 34.2

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 38.6 38.9

Second Hip Room (in)

53.3 56.1 53.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 59.5 56.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Head Room (in)

37.5 36.6 35.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

54.8 57.9 55.7

Front Leg Room (in)

45.7 41.8 45

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.7 63.1 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

114.6 120.2 109.3

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.2 75 73.2

Track Width, Front (in)

61.4 63.4 62.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 4.6 5.3

Length, Overall (in)

195.5 200.8 192.8

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 58.2 56.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.7 16.1 14.3

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 x - TBD - 15.4 12.6

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

Yes 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 x - TBD - 13.8 12.1

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.0 18.5 18

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

2.8 - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.2 - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

37.1 37.5 -

Steering Type

Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P245/45R17 P275/40YR20 P245/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

RHN TW8 NA

Front Tire Size

P245/45R17 P275/40YR20 P245/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

NA NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

RHN TW8 NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 1000 -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100 -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 100 -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3814 4400 3608

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.5 20 X 9.5 18 X 8.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 8.5 20 X 9.5 18 X 8.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Forged Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

9.0 - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - 730 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - 220 150

Engine

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

SIDI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

295 @ 3000-4500 475 @ 4100 261 @ 4400

Engine Order Code

LTG ESG NA

Displacement

2.0L/122 6.4 L/392 3.5 L/213

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

268 @ 5600 485 @ 6100 300 @ 6400

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

24 18 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 25 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

21 15 21

Transmission

Trans Order Code

M5N DFK NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.27 3.09 5.25

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.66 1.67 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00 -

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.85 0.84 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.62 4.70 2.41 - 0.38

Clutch Size (in)

NA - -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.07 2.10 -

Trans Type

8 8 1

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.26 1.28 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.93 3.53 1.77

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.66 0.67 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.04 3.13 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Cadillac CTS Sedan Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima

Body Style

4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Short And Long Arm Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Short And Long Arm Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-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 9.8 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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