Compare 2003 Mercury Sable vs 2003 Nissan Altima

2003 Mercury Sable
2003 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $18,918 $20,625
4-Door Sedan GS Plus 20 28 $19,908 $21,725
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
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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
$18,918
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,625
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$279 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 191.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 37.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
175 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3338 3001
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 3900 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.26
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 - TBD -

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