Compare 2011 Hyundai Sonata vs 2010 Nissan Altima

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2010 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $21,973 $23,440
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,593
$19,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,395
$19,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$323 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile. The 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 100.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 44.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 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)
11.2 x 0.4 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)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 T135/906
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3161 3180
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 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.7 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Fuel System
GDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4250 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25DE
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
198 @ 6300 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.25-4.33 5.12
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.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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