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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 14.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3001 3181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8 7.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6000 138 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.45
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double-wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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