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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 24 31 $17,050 $17,450
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 24 31 $18,051 $19,300
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 SL 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 21 27 $21,549 $23,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 21 27 $22,150 $23,950
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 30 $25,064 $27,100
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual PZEV 2.5 24 31 $17,050 $17,450
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual PZEV 2.5 S 24 31 $18,051 $19,300
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV 2.5 S 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic PZEV 2.5 SL 23 29 $18,519 $19,800
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,144 $29,350
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 30 $27,144 $29,350
4-Door Base Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 24 35 $17,568 $19,200
4-Door Sedan LS 22 32 $19,457 $21,265
4-Door Sedan LT 22 32 $22,014 $24,060
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,050
$17,568
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,450
$19,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$320 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 38.5
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.2 101.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 52.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 69.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 188.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 15.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.05 x 1.57
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 0.35 10.87 x 1.02
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 36
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA QMR
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size Temporary - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA QMR
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) 3001 3174
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 8.0 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.2L/134
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 145 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA L61
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.26 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.27 2.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.62
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.63
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Ind MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.77
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Ind 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/coil springs
 
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