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Compare 2018 Dodge Charger vs 2018 Nissan Maxima

2018 Dodge Charger
2018 Nissan Maxima
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Daytona 392 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger Daytona 392 RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger Daytona RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger GT AWD 18 27 $32,156 $32,995
Charger R/T RWD 16 25 $34,404 $35,495
Charger R/T Scat Pack RWD 15 25 $38,501 $39,995
Charger SRT 392 RWD 15 25 $49,834 $51,145
Charger SRT Hellcat RWD 13 22 $63,925 $66,295
Charger SXT Plus RWD 19 30 $29,818 $30,495
Charger SXT RWD 19 30 $28,561 $28,995
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $38,352 $41,090
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $31,202 $33,420
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $35,322 $37,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $36,106 $38,680
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $33,067 $35,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,501
$38,352
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,995
$41,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Dodge Charger has aged remarkably well–and if it’s four-door muscle you need, few sedans deliver its performance thrill. The 2018 Nissan Maxima is a zippier alternative to more traditional full-size cars, but we stop short of calling it a real sports sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 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)
38.6 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 96.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.1 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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.8 192.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.1 14.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.8 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)
15.4 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)
37.5 -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TW8 NA
Front Tire Size
P275/40YR20 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TW8 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)
4400 3608
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 9.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Forged Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
730 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
475 @ 4100 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ESG NA
Displacement
6.4 L/392 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
485 @ 6100 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-8 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 2.41 - 0.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 -
Trans Type
8 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.53 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.13 -
Trans Order Code
DFK NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger 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
9.8 7.0
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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