Compare 2008 Hyundai Sonata vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2008 Hyundai Sonata
2008 Nissan Altima
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual GLS 21 31 $16,949 $17,670
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic GLS 21 30 $18,083 $18,870
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $18,548 $19,570
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 28 $20,208 $21,120
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $21,026 $22,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Limited 21 30 $21,035 $22,470
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Limited 19 28 $22,608 $24,170
Select style
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,949
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,670
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Hyundai Sonata is a fine little mid-size sedan, and considering its price, a genuine value. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 100.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.3 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.9 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.83
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60VR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3253 3112
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
NA 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
162 @ 5800 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4250 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.17 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.26 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double-wishbone w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue