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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 SE (CMI)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,091
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,649
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.8 88.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 50.7
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 52.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 186.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 56.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 13.4
Brakes
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 - 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA QFB
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 2873
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 105
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 150 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4400 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33
Transmission
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.42
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
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style 4 Door Sedan XE 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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