Compare 2013 Hyundai Sonata vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Hyundai Sonata
2013 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,010
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,895
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$348 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 101.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.9 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 191.500
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.400
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.000
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.100
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3316 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.69 7.200
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 4250 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
198 @ 6300 182 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.385 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.637 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.885 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.386 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.772 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.212 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.800 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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