2009 Volkswagen CC, 2009 Nissan Maxima, 2009 Mazda 6 - Midsize Sedan Comparison

Jim Fets

VOLKSWAGEN CC
Price (base/as tested) $32,640/$34,630

Powertrain
engine Turbocharged DOHC 16-valve I-4
displacement 2.0 liters (121 cu in)
horsepower 200 hp @ 5100 rpm
torque 207 lb-ft @ 1700 rpm
transmission type 6-speed automatic
drive Front-wheel

Chassis
steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
suspension, front Strut-type, coil springs
suspension, rear Multilink, coil springs
brakes f/r Vented discs/discs, ABS
tires Continental ContiProContact M+S
tire size 235/45HR-17

Measurements
L x W x H 188.9 x 73.0 x 55.8 in
wheelbase 106.7 in
track f/r 61.1/61.4 in
weight 3374 lb (per manufacturer)
EPA mileage 19/29 mpg

MAZDA 6s
Price (Base/as tested) $28,930/$32,790

Powertrain
engine DOHC 24-valve V-6
displacement 3.7 liters (227 cu in)
horsepower 272 hp @ 6250 rpm
torque 269 lb-ft @ 4250 rpm
transmission type 6-speed automatic
drive Front-wheel

Chassis
steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
suspension, front Control arms, coil springs
suspension, rear Multilink, coil springs
brakes f/r Vented discs/discs, ABS
tires Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 M+S
tire size 235/45WR-18

Measurements
L x W x H 193.7 x 72.4 x 57.9 in
wheelbase 109.8 in
track f/r 62.4/62.4 in
weight 3547 lb (per manufacturer)
EPA mileage 17/25 mpg

NISSAN MAXIMA
Price (base/as tested) $32,650/$38,130

Powertrain
engine DOHC 24-valve V-6
displacement 3.5 liters (214 cu in)
horsepower 290 hp @ 6400 rpm
torque 261 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
transmission type Continuously variable
drive Front-wheel
Chassis
steering Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
suspension, front Strut-type, coil springs
suspension, rear Multilink, coil springs
brakes Vented discs, ABS
tires Goodyear Eagle RS-A M+S
tire size 245/45VR-18

Measurements
L x W x H 190.6 x 73.2 x 57.8 in
wheelbase 109.3 in
track f/r 62.4/62.4 in
weight 3579 lb (per manufacturer)
EPA mileage 19/26 mpg

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