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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,091
$15,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,649
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$266 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.8 89.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 52.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 49.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.6
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 53.6
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 55.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 13.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4 Wheel
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) 9.0 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.77
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 13.96
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 3015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 13.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 105
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 155 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4400 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L82
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85 1.57
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.29 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Buick Skylark
Body Style 4 Door Sedan XE 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Twist Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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