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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan ES
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ES 21 30 $20,974 $21,899
4-Door Sedan SE 21 30 $23,273 $24,299
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $22,534 $24,040
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,842 $28,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $23,096 $24,640
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,904 $31,200
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,697 $25,570
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,699 $20,550
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,290 $22,710
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,974
$19,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,899
$20,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$343 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Mitsubishi Galant has endured as a rental-fleet special, but sedan shoppers would do better with nearly every other mid-size four-door on the market. The 2012 Nissan Altima isn't as roomy as the newest mid-offerings, but as a coupe or as a sedan, it's one of the best-looking and most sporty mid-sizers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.0 100.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 44.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.4 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.1 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.3 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.0
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) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.94 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D16 T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3395 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) 16 x - TBD - 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) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 157 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code 4G69 NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 160 @ 5500 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 NA
Trans Type 4 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.76 5.79
Summary
Vehicle Name Mitsubishi Galant Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.87 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
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 -
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