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4-Door Sedan V6 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 20 27 $14,104 $15,499
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $14,853 $16,299
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
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4-Door Sedan Manual
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 Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x - TBD - 11.7 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 20.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3001
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/162 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
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)
4.06 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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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