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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,007 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,487 $17,149
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,011 $18,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,472 $18,999
4-Door Sedan Manual SL 23 29 $20,364 $22,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $20,819 $22,899
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,592 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,046 $23,149
4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $16,250 $17,760
4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $18,267 $19,965
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,007
$16,250
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,649
$17,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$277 / month
$296 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.2 98.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 107.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 69.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 17.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.8 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 14.3
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
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) 2999 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4000 190 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LG8
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 170 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.96
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.63
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.05
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
 
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