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2013 Nissan Maxima 2013 Cadillac ATS 2013 Acura TL
     
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
2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 AWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package

Prices

MSRP $31,000 $33,095 $35,905
Invoice $28,396 $31,275 $33,712
Avg. Paid N/A $23,918 $25,049

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.6 8.2 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.7 8.8 8.4
Performance 8.0 8.0 7.9
Interior 7.7 6.9 8.2
Safety 8.6 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.0 3.5 5.0
Operating Cost N/A 7.8 7.7

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Luxurious interior
  • Agile handling
  • Strong acceleration with available V6
  • Crisp manual transmission
  • Lively standard V6 engine
  • Impressive interior quality
  • Spacious rear seats
  • Superb reliability rating
Cons
  • High price for a non-luxury brand
  • Other sport sedans offer better performance
  • Below-average safety score
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Tiny trunk
  • SH-AWD model has small trunk

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas I4 2.5L/150 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.300 109.30 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.600 182.80 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.200 71.10 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 57.800 55.90 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3551 3315 3726

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory 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 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.800 90.9 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.500 38.60 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.800 42.50 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.300 55.20 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.400 53.00 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.400 36.80 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.600 33.50 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 53.90 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.900 52.30 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.200 10.4 13.1

Entertainment

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

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

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat 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
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.5L/150 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 202 @ 6300 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 190 @ 4400 254 @ 5000
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 37.400 36.38 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 33 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.000 16.0 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

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