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 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $44,170 $46,495
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 29 $46,070 $48,495
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,585 $52,195
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,485 $54,195
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,710 $59,695
4-Door Sedan V-Sport RWD 16 24 $58,135 $61,195
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,610 $61,695
4-Door Sedan V-Sport Premium Luxury RWD 16 24 $67,730 $71,295
4-Door Sedan 14 21 $82,170 $86,495
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RWD SXT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD SXT 19 30 $28,561 $28,995
RWD SXT Plus 19 30 $29,818 $30,495
AWD GT 18 27 $32,156 $32,995
RWD Daytona 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
RWD R/T 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
RWD Daytona 392 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
RWD R/T Scat Pack 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
RWD SRT 392 15 25 $49,834 $51,145
RWD SRT Hellcat 13 22 $63,925 $66,295
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3.5L S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3.5L S 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
3.5L SV 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
3.5L SL 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
3.5L SR 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
3.5L Platinum 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,170
$28,561
$31,202
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,495
$28,995
$33,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$775 / month
$483 / month
$557 / 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
22 mpg 19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 40.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.6 39.4
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 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.9 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.7 41.8 45
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 56.2 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 104.7 98.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 63.4 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.9 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 198.4 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63.8 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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 16.1 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.6 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 - 12.6 12.1
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37.7 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN TVW NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P215/65TR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RHN TVW NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P215/65TR17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3652 3934 3478
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 X 7 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 X 7 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum 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 - 160 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 260 @ 4800 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LTG ERB-1 NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 292 @ 6350 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
SIDI Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 19 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear 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 4.71 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.11 -
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 3.29 1.77
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.14 -
Trans Order Code
M5N DFL NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 2.62 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.6 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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