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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
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Transmission

Engine

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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Trim

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
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
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 103.2
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.1 15.6
Brakes
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
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 20.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.92 2.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code N/A NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65HR15 P205/65R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3181 3001
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 3000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/143 2.5L/- TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
 
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