Compare 2017 Chrysler 300 vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Chrysler 300
2017 Nissan Maxima
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300C AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
300 300C AWD 18 27 $39,590 $41,135
300 300C Platinum AWD 18 27 $43,436 $45,270
300 300C Platinum RWD 19 30 $41,111 $42,770
300 300C RWD 19 30 $37,265 $38,635
300 300S AWD 18 27 $36,838 $38,175
300 300S Alloy Edition AWD 18 27 $36,838 $38,175
300 300S Alloy Edition RWD 19 30 $34,513 $35,675
300 300S RWD 19 30 $34,513 $35,675
300 Limited AWD 18 27 $34,084 $34,840
300 Limited RWD 19 30 $31,734 $32,340
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $37,652 $40,340
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $30,447 $32,610
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $34,772 $37,250
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $35,500 $38,030
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $32,293 $34,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,590
$37,652
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,135
$40,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$686 / month
$672 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its big footprint, big shoulders, and big V-8 power, the 2017 Chrysler 300 is an aging but charming sedan. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.4 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.6 192.8
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TPR NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4235 3608
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chrysler 300 Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Short And Long Arm Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
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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