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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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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
L300 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
L300 4-Door Sedan 21 28 $19,714 $21,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,050
$19,714
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,450
$21,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$291 / month
$356 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.0 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 35.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.2 96.9
Second Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.2 59.4
Wheelbase (in) 110.2 106.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.4 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.5 190.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 56.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.6 17.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.35 11.3 x 0.4
Brake Type Power Pwr
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 11.3 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 15.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 15.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 11.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QDJ
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Temporary Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QDJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3001 3237
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Temporary Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 10.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 8.0 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 190 @ 3600
Engine Order Code NA L81
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 182 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 21
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 MN5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 0.68
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Saturn L-Series
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Indep. Multi-Link
 
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