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Compare 2014 Chevrolet Impala vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan LS Eco
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS Eco 25 35 $28,115 $29,135
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 21 31 $25,919 $26,860
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT Eco 25 35 $29,710 $31,110
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 21 31 $27,800 $29,110
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 19 29 $28,731 $30,085
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 21 31 $32,016 $33,880
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 19 29 $33,930 $35,905
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,115
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,135
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$486 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
It took a while to get here, but the 2014 Chevy Impala fast-forwards over the past with fine handling and even better styling. The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.40 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45.80 43.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.90 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.80 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.90 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.10 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.90 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 95.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
201.30 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.90 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.70 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 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)
12.6 x 1.2 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3556
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
438 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/145.4 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6200 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LUK NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MHH NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.64 5.17
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.37 - 0.44
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-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
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 8.2
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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