Compare 2016 Lincoln MKZ vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Lincoln MKZ
2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ 4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,226 $37,080
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Black Label AWD 22 31 $44,645 $47,495
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Black Label FWD 22 33 $42,869 $45,605
MKZ 4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $33,431 $35,190
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Black Label FWD 41 39 $42,869 $45,605
MKZ 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 39 $33,431 $35,190
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,226
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,080
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$618 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Lincoln MKZ is missing some heritage, but this luxury sedan is no longer missing the sportier new direction that could do this brand some good. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 96.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.9 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.3 45
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.3 62.4
Length, Overall (in)
194.1 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.3
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)
12.4 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)
12.4 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 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)
3874 3593
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
270 @ 3000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
999 NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5500 300 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Lincoln MKZ 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
7.1 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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