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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

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 Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Trim

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 Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.6
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
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.5 103.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 40.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 191.5
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
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
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.1
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3338 3001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 - TBD -
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
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
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.81 - TBD -
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 -
 
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