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Compare 2020 Nissan Maxima vs 2020 Volkswagen Arteon

2020 Nissan Maxima
2020 Volkswagen Arteon
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Platinum 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima Platinum 3.5L 20 30 $39,051 $41,840
Maxima S 3.5L 20 30 $32,162 $34,450
Maxima SL 3.5L 20 30 $36,254 $38,840
Maxima SR 3.5L 20 30 $38,874 $41,650
Maxima SV 3.5L 20 30 $34,213 $36,650
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SE 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Arteon SE 4MOTION 20 29 $36,341 $37,895
Arteon SE FWD 22 29 $34,519 $35,995
Arteon SEL 4MOTION 20 29 $40,177 $41,895
Arteon SEL FWD 22 29 $38,355 $39,995
Arteon SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 20 29 $45,739 $47,695
Arteon SEL R-Line 4MOTION 20 29 $41,856 $43,645
Arteon SEL R-Line FWD 22 29 $40,034 $41,745
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,051
$36,341
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,840
$37,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$697 / month
$632 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Maxima is a handsome, relatively sporty sedan in an era when fewer people than ever are interested in one. The 2020 Volkswagen Arteon is a spacious, stylish choice, though its price is high.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.5
Second Head Room (in)
35.8 37
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.4 96.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 40.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
192.8 191.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.2 73.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 -
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 12.2
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 13.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3676 3854
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
261 @ 4400 258 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6400 268 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.77 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA Q8
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.41 - 0.38 5.59
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.53
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.43
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4MOTION Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Arteon
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
7.4 7.7
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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