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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Body Style

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
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
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 17.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 14.3
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R15
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 170 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4000 190 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA LG8
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.1L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
 
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