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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,365
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,749
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.2 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 17.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.35 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3001 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 19
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.77
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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