Compare 2014 Nissan Maxima vs 2015 Volkswagen CC

2014 Nissan Maxima
2015 Volkswagen CC
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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
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4-Door Sedan DSG Executive
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Executive 22 31 $36,524 $38,085
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Executive PZEV 22 31 $36,524 $38,085
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $33,926 $35,375
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $33,926 $35,375
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $32,697 $34,095
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $32,697 $34,095
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $32,871 $34,275
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 32 $32,871 $34,275
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 32 $31,642 $32,995
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 32 $31,642 $32,995
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $41,789 $43,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,988
$36,524
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,290
$38,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$635 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.6
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 2015 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some usability for style; it's a grown-up's compromise between a true two-door coupe and a stodgier sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.8 93.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 106.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
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 11.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18
Rear 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)
3556 3369
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 140
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.17 4.06
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.99
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.91
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.90
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.76
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.2 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
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Rollover Rating

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