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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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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 Automatic SE 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 22 30 $18,161 $19,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE-L 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE-L 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan GL Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Wolfsburg 24 31 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic Wolfsburg 22 28 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $13,500 $14,845
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,500 $14,845
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,522 $15,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,402
$13,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$14,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$247 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 31.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 87.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 173.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 57.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 97.4
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 4.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x -TBD- 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 32.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.8
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2859 2590
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 14 x 6
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 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4400 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.46
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.82 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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