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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan DX Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 29 34 $11,679 $12,215
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 26 33 $11,679 $12,215
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 29 34 $12,640 $13,515
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 26 33 $12,640 $13,515
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 30 $14,162 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 24 29 $14,162 $15,315
4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 23 31 $14,547 $15,140
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 28 $15,315 $15,940
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 23 31 $15,016 $16,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $15,751 $17,140
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 23 31 $16,935 $18,640
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $17,662 $19,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,525 $20,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,679
$14,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,215
$15,140
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$252 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 29 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 34 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.4 54.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.9 52.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.4 33.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92.6 93.8
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.4 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.9 58.9
Wheelbase (in) 102.8 103.2
Liftover Height (in) 22.6 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.9 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 4.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.0 183.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.9 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 7.87 x 1.38 9.0 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.25 x 0.87 11.4 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.1 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size T125/70D14 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65SR14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/65SR14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2434 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 14 x 4 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.3 7.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 306 550
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 107 @ 4000 156 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/98 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 105 @ 5500 155 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 29 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.85 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.29
Clutch Size (in) 7.9 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.21
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.85
Trans Order Code NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mazda Protege Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) .63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) .79 0.83
 
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