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Compare 2017 Lincoln MKZ vs 2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Lincoln MKZ
2017 Nissan Maxima
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Black Label AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
MKZ Black Label AWD 20 28 $46,737 $49,720
MKZ Black Label FWD 21 31 $44,960 $47,830
MKZ Hybrid Black Label FWD 41 38 $44,960 $47,830
MKZ Hybrid Premiere FWD 41 38 $33,412 $35,170
MKZ Hybrid Reserve FWD 41 38 $37,488 $39,670
MKZ Hybrid Select FWD 41 38 $35,074 $36,920
MKZ Premiere AWD 20 28 $35,207 $37,060
MKZ Premiere FWD 21 31 $33,412 $35,170
MKZ Reserve AWD 20 28 $39,275 $41,560
MKZ Reserve FWD 21 31 $37,488 $39,670
MKZ Select AWD 20 28 $36,869 $38,810
MKZ Select FWD 21 31 $35,074 $36,920
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 21 30 $37,652 $40,340
Maxima S 3.5L 21 30 $30,447 $32,610
Maxima SL 3.5L 21 30 $34,772 $37,250
Maxima SR 3.5L 21 30 $35,500 $38,030
Maxima SV 3.5L 21 30 $32,293 $34,590
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,737
$37,652
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,720
$40,340
Monthly Payment Estimate
$829 / month
$672 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
With available 400-hp, all-wheel-drive performance, plus a new face and more features, the 2017 MKZ could be an advance team for a different sort of Lincoln. The 2017 Nissan Maxima is the wild child of the Nissan bunch. It looks the part, but don't be fooled: after first blush it acts more like a near-luxury cruiser.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size 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)
18 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40VR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40VR19 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)
3900 3608
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8.5
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)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44W NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel 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
7.7 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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