Compare 2002 Buick Century vs 2002 Nissan Altima

2002 Buick Century
2002 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan Custom
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Custom 20 29 $18,789 $20,535
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $21,561 $23,565
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,007 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,487 $17,149
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,011 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,472 $18,999
4-Door Sedan Manual SL 23 29 $20,364 $22,399
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,592 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $20,819 $22,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,046 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,789
$16,007
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,535
$16,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$277 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.6
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QGY NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGY NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3368 2999
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
102 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 4000 181 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.94
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Century Nissan Altima
Body Style
4dr Sdn Custom 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-wheel Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-wheel Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent w/Coil Springs

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