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2014 Nissan Maxima 2014 Acura TL 2014 Audi A4
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
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
4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Man Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Prestige

Prices

MSRP $31,290 $36,030 $33,800
Invoice $28,988 $33,828 $31,434
Avg. Paid $30,866 $33,438 $32,808

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.6 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.0 8.3 8.8
Performance 8.3 7.8 8.3
Interior 7.8 8.2 8.2
Safety 8.3 9.3 9.2
Reliability 3.0 5.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful engine
  • Upscale interior
  • Easy-to-use tech features
  • Comfortable front and rear seats
  • Attractive, high-quality interior
  • SH-AWD models’ sporty handling
  • Long list of standard features
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Balanced handling
  • Good fuel economy
Cons
  • High price for a non-luxury brand
  • Below average safety score
  • Other sport sedans offer better performance
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Complicated MMI infotainment system
  • Limited cargo capacity

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/213 Premium Unleaded V-6 3.5 L/212 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 109.3 109.3 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 194 185.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 74 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.8 57.2 56.2

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 Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3556 3726 3516

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Optional
Luggage Rack 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
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
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.) 95.8 98.2 91
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 38.4 38
Front Leg Room (in) 43.8 42.5 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.2 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.4 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.7 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.2 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 56.2 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 13.1 12.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

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 Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 3.5 L/213 3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 290 @ 6400 280 @ 6200 220 @ 4450
Torque (Net @ RPM) 261 @ 4400 254 @ 5000 258 @ 1500
Transmission CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 37.4 38.4 37.7

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29 (Est) 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 18.5 16.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

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