Compare 2021 Dodge Charger vs 2020 Nissan Maxima

2021 Dodge Charger
2020 Nissan Maxima
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GT AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Charger GT AWD 18 27 $34,795 $35,755
Charger GT RWD 19 30 $31,960 $32,755
Charger R/T RWD 16 25 $36,590 $37,755
Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody RWD 12 21 $68,481 $70,755
Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody RWD 12 21 $68,481 $70,755
Charger SXT AWD 18 27 $33,472 $34,355
Charger SXT RWD 19 30 $30,224 $30,755
Charger Scat Pack RWD 15 24 $40,889 $42,430
Charger Scat Pack Widebody RWD 15 24 $40,889 $42,430
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,051 $41,840
Maxima S 3.5L 20 30 $32,162 $34,450
Maxima SL 3.5L 20 30 $36,254 $38,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $38,874 $41,650
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,213 $36,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,795
$39,051
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,755
$41,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Dodge Charger is a retro sedan with silly performance potential. Speed doesn’t go out of style. The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 96.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
198.4 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
120 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 14.3
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45ZR20 P245/40WR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TR9 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45ZR20 P245/40WR19
Rear Tire Order Code
TR9 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)
4205 3676
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 19 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 X 8 19 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 Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 4800 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
ERB NA
Displacement
3.6 L/220 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6350 300 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Trans Order Code
DFT NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Charger 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 7.5
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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