Compare 2004 Nissan Altima vs 2004 Hyundai Sonata

2004 Nissan Altima
2004 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual PZEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual 23 30 $16,464 $16,850
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual PZEV 23 30 $16,464 $16,850
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic 23 29 $16,952 $17,350
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic PZEV 23 29 $16,952 $17,350
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual PZEV S 23 30 $17,490 $18,700
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual S 23 30 $17,490 $18,700
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic PZEV S 23 29 $17,958 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic S 23 29 $17,958 $19,200
4-Door Sedan 3.5 Manual SE 21 26 $21,040 $22,750
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic PZEV SL 23 29 $21,456 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic SL 23 29 $21,456 $23,200
4-Door Sedan 3.5 Automatic SE 19 26 $21,502 $23,250
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 22 30 $14,559 $15,999
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 30 $15,308 $16,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 19 27 $16,082 $17,649
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $17,034 $18,799
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LX 19 27 $17,840 $19,799
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,464
$14,559
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,850
$15,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$267 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.2 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 14.1
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.92
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3001 3181
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 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8 7.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 95
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.45
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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