Compare 2014 Nissan Maxima vs 2014 Acura TL

2014 Nissan Maxima
2014 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 19 26 $28,988 $31,290
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg 19 26 $31,845 $34,380
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,827 $36,030
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,988
$33,827
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,290
$36,030
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$601 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 42.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 98.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 4.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 194
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 74
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
12.1 13.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P245/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA 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)
3556 3726
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 17 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 254 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.36
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 3.72
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 2.27
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.49
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Acura TL
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 7.8
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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