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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 23 31 $14,547 $15,140
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 28 $15,315 $15,940
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 23 31 $15,016 $16,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $15,751 $17,140
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 23 31 $16,935 $18,640
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $17,662 $19,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,525 $20,390
4-Door Sedan SE Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,547
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,140
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$252 / month
$284 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 53.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 52.5 50.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.8 89.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 59.3 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 183.8 185.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.0 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.9 58.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.2 106.5
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 13.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.87 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.0 x -TBD- 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.71
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T35
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T35
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 110 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2888 2603
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.0 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 156 @ 4400 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA 99L
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/155
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.43 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.85 2.14
Trans Order Code NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.82 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.29 3.42
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Ford Contour
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Strut Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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