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4-Door Sedan Manual
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 Manual SE 21 26 $20,592 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $20,819 $22,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,046 $23,149
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4-Door Sedan
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
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
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 107.0
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 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
Spare 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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 4000 190 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LG8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
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
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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