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2014 Nissan Maxima 2014 Cadillac CTS 2014 BMW 4-Series
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
2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 RWD Vsport
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • CTS-V Wagon
  • CTS-V Coupe
  • CTS-V Sedan
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 RWD Vsport Premium
Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $31,200 $51,000 $40,500
Invoice $28,904 $47,940 $37,260
Avg. Paid $30,764 $49,853 $39,967

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 9.4 8.8
Critics' Rating 7.9 9.6 9.5
Performance 8.3 9.3 9.3
Interior 7.8 7.7 7.7
Safety 8.3 9.4 N/A
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Upscale interior
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Athletic handling
  • High-end, attractive interior
  • Comfortable, quiet cabin
  • Functional, high-quality interior
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Good fuel economy
  • Razor-sharp handling
Cons
  • High price for a non-luxury brand
  • Below average safety score
  • Other sport sedans offer better performance
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Confusing CUE infotainment system
  • Limited back-seat space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 30 Hwy 23 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 114.60 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 195.50 182.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 72.20 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.20 54.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3556 3649 3470

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
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
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
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
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 Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard 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 Standard
Mirror Memory Standard 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 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.40 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 45.70 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.90 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 53.80
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.50 36.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 35.40 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.80 51.7
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 53.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 13.7 15.7

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
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Standard 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 Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Standard
Cooled Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard 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
Fixed Bench Seat Standard
Split Bench Seat 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
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Optional

Safety Features

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

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.0L/122 2.0 L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 272 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 295 @ 3000-4500 255 @ 1250
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 - TBD - 37.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 19.0 15.8

Suspension

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

Transmission

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