Compare 2016 Volkswagen CC vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Volkswagen CC
2016 Nissan Maxima
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,290
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,755
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Volkswagen CC splits the difference between sleek coupe lines and four-door convenience—it's a grown-up compromise. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.7
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.6 96.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 45
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.1 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 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)
11.1 12.1
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/40HR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/40HR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3369 3593
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1700 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100 300 @ 6400
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen CC Nissan Maxima
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
7.1 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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