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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 Automatic (CA/NE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $15,059 $16,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GL 42 49 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $16,581 $17,995
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,907 $17,650
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $17,225 $18,700
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 19 28 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 26 $17,961 $19,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 19 28 $21,132 $23,500
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 26 $21,132 $23,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,402
$15,059
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$16,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$278 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 33.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 94.0 88
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 52.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 98.9
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.5 172.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.0 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.0 13.0
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
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 11.0 x 0.89
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 9.1 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2859 2902
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.29 2.71
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
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
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85 1.44
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.65 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Volkswagen New Jetta
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.82 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
 
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