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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 Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.8 89.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.1 69.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.8 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.71
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P205/60R15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 110 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2888 2603
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.5L/155
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.21 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Ford Contour
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
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
 
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