Compare 2016 Chrysler 300 vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Chrysler 300
2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan 300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 4-Door Sedan 300C AWD 18 27 $39,507 $41,055
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,352 $45,190
300 4-Door Sedan 300C Platinum RWD 19 31 $41,027 $42,690
300 4-Door Sedan 300C RWD 19 31 $37,182 $38,555
300 4-Door Sedan 300S AWD 18 27 $36,754 $38,095
300 4-Door Sedan 300S Alloy Edition AWD 18 27 $36,754 $38,095
300 4-Door Sedan 300S Alloy Edition RWD 19 31 $34,429 $35,595
300 4-Door Sedan 300S RWD 19 31 $34,429 $35,595
300 4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition AWD 18 27 $34,000 $34,760
300 4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition RWD 19 31 $31,650 $32,260
300 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 27 $34,000 $34,760
300 4-Door Sedan Limited RWD 19 31 $31,650 $32,260
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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
$39,507
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,055
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$684 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Capable and confident, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is decidedly American large family sedan with plenty of room, lots of luxury, and available V-8 power. 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
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 55.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 45
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.3 96.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 192.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TPR NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 3593
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4800 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB-1 NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 2.41 - 0.38
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
DFL NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 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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