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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 L Manual 2.2L DQ Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $20,453 $22,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,167 $23,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L TY Equip LSi 21 27 $22,404 $24,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,091
$17,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,649
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$320 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.8 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.8 92
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 38.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 180.5 180.9
Height, Overall (in) 55.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 57.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 13
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA 4 Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 37.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R15 185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R15 185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 165
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2800 2885-3160
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 430
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4400 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.2L/135
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 137 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85 2.11
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.55
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan XE 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Lower L-Arms
 
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