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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $14,853 $16,299
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 27 $15,698 $17,349
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $16,447 $18,149
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual LX 20 27 $16,710 $18,574
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,459 $19,374
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,104
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,499
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$279 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 54.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 43.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.2 61.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.9 191.5
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.1 15.6
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.5 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.92 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.1 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code N/A NA
Front Tire Size P205/65HR15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3181 3001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/143 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.42
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.26
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.88 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.94 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
 
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