Compare 2016 Nissan Maxima vs 2016 Volkswagen CC

2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Volkswagen CC
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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
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4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $34,290 $35,755
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive PZEV 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive w/Carbon 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line Executive w/Carbon PZEV 22 31 $36,270 $37,820
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $34,290 $35,755
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $33,062 $34,475
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $33,062 $34,475
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Trend 22 31 $31,330 $32,670
CC 4-Door Sedan DSG Trend PZEV 22 31 $31,330 $32,670
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 32 $33,234 $34,655
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 32 $33,234 $34,655
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Trend 21 32 $30,276 $31,570
CC 4-Door Sedan Manual Trend PZEV 21 32 $30,276 $31,570
CC 4-Door Sedan VR6 Executive 4Motion 17 25 $42,537 $44,355
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,298
$34,290
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,960
$35,755
Monthly Payment Estimate
$666 / month
$596 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima. The 2016 Volkswagen CC splits the difference between sleek coupe lines and four-door convenience—it's a grown-up compromise.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 93.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 189.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 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
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13.2
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3593 3369
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 Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 140
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
300 @ 6400 200 @ 5100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.06
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.90
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.76
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.30
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.91
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.05
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
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
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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