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2014 Nissan Maxima 2014 BMW 4-Series 2015 Acura TLX
4dr Sdn 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 S
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV w/Sport Pkg
  • 4dr Sdn 3.5 SV w/Premium Pkg
Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
  • Convertible
FWD
  • FWD
  • FWD Tech
  • FWD V6
  • FWD V6 Tech
  • SH-AWD V6 Tech
  • FWD V6 Advance
  • SH-AWD V6 Advance

Prices

MSRP $31,290 $40,500 $30,995
Invoice $28,988 $37,260 $29,168
Avg. Paid $30,746 $39,320 $31,645

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.9 8.9 8.7
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.5 8.8
Performance 8.2 9.3 8.3
Interior 7.8 7.7 8.2
Safety 8.3 N/A N/A
Reliability 3.5 3.5 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Upscale interior
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
  • Nimble handling
  • Quick-shifting transmission
  • Exceptionally quiet cabin
  • Numerous standard features
Cons
  • High price for a non-luxury brand
  • Below average safety score
  • Other sport sedans offer better performance
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Limited back-seat space
  • Lacks rear-seat headroom
  • Confusing dual-screen infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122 Premium Unleaded I-4 2.4 L/144
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Coupe Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 110.6 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 182.6 190.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 71.9 73
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 54.2 57

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3556 3470 3483

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 4 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.8 93.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.8 37.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 42.2 42.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.3 57.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.1 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 33.7 34.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 51.7 55.4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 15.7 13.2

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Seat Memory Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.0 L/122 2.4 L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 240 @ 5000 206 @ 6800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 255 @ 1250 182 @ 4500
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 37.1 39.2

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 15.8 17.2

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
8-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Optional
6-Speed Manual Optional