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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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Engine

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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 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
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 173.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 15.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) 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
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
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
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
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 3.67
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.82 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Independent
 
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