Compare 2014 Ford Taurus vs 2014 Nissan Maxima

2014 Ford Taurus
2014 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,330
$28,988
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,130
$31,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$602 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom 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
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 95.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14.2
Brakes
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)
13.9 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)
13.6 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
TC1 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TC1 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4249 3556
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.37 - 0.44
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 5.17
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 (Est) 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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