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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 31 $14,402 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 22 30 $15,171 $15,790
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 31 $15,798 $17,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 22 30 $16,532 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Manual SE-L 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE-L 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 22 30 $18,161 $19,990
2-Door Coupe SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,402
$14,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$16,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$269 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 55.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 93.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 186.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.0 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 107.0
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 70.4
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 14.3
Brakes
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 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.87 10.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA QCD
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2859 3066
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4400 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 150 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 2.13
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
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Pontiac Grand Am
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.82 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Tri-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
 
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