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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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 PZEV 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 Manual PZEV 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 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 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 V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 30 $27,144 $29,350
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,144 $29,350
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4-Door Sedan Base
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 15.4
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 155 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L61
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
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
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
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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