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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
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
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.9 191.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15.6
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 20.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 16.1
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P205/65R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3001
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -

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