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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Engine

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $13,444 $14,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 27 $14,235 $15,549
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 20 27 $14,735 $16,349
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 GL 18 24 $15,636 $17,349
4-Door Sedan Automatic V6 GLS 18 24 $16,335 $18,549
4-Door Sedan GXE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 22 27 $20,916 $23,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $21,806 $24,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,444
$19,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,749
$21,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$246 / month
$358 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in) 57.9 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.6 34.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.3 99.6
Second Hip Room (in) 57.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 56.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.1 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in) 27.1 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.34 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.2 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.12 x .87 10.94 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.6 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.06 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 20.8 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 16.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/70R14 P205/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2935 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 356
Engine
Fuel System EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 6000 190 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.322 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.939 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.083 3.29
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.285 1.27
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.756 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.083 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.947 1.85
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .55 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Macpherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .87 0.79
 
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