Compare 2016 Chevrolet Impala vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Chevrolet Impala
2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS 22 31 $26,146 $27,095
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS w/2FL 17 25 $36,255 $37,570
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT 22 31 $28,134 $29,460
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT 19 29 $29,065 $30,435
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT 17 25 $38,973 $40,810
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ 22 31 N/A N/A
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ 19 29 $33,585 $35,540
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,146
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,095
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$452 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Chevrolet Impala scores big wins in styling, handling, connectivity, and safety. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.80 45
Front Hip Room (in)
54.90 54.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 96.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.80 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.90 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.10 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.90 56.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.40 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.90 56.5
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
201.30 192.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 14.3
Brakes
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
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 -
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P245/45VR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
196 @ 6300 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 4400 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
LCV NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Trans Order Code
MHG NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 5.25
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.41 - 0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs 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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1
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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