Compare 2014 Dodge Charger vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Dodge Charger
2014 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan RWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD SE 18 27 $25,966 $26,995
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT 100th Anniversary 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
4-Door Sedan RWD SXT Plus 19 31 $28,450 $29,695
4-Door Sedan RWD Road/Track 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
4-Door Sedan RWD RT 100th Anniversary 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Max 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
4-Door Sedan RWD RT Plus 15 25 $29,370 $30,695
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT 18 27 $30,750 $32,195
4-Door Sedan AWD SXT Plus 18 27 $30,750 $32,195
4-Door Sedan AWD RT 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Max 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
4-Door Sedan AWD RT Plus 15 23 $31,854 $33,395
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 Super Bee 14 23 $42,010 $43,385
4-Door Sedan RWD SRT8 14 23 $44,770 $46,385
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,966
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Dodge Charger's interior may surprise luxury car shoppers, but it'll definitely delight the blue collar crowd. 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
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.8 43.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 95.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.2 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
40.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
199.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65TR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3961 3556
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 130
Engine
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
292 @ 6350 290 @ 6400
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 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 -
Trans Order Code
DGJ NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.37 - 0.44
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Type
5 1
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger Nissan Maxima
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.6 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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