Compare 2006 Nissan Altima vs 2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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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 $17,343 $17,750
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 24 31 $17,343 $17,750
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 24 31 $18,331 $19,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 24 31 $18,331 $19,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S 23 29 $18,800 $20,100
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic ULEV 2.5 S 23 29 $18,800 $20,100
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 21 27 $21,826 $23,600
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE 21 27 $22,427 $24,250
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SL 20 29 $25,340 $27,400
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic 3.5 SE-R 20 29 $27,421 $29,650
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE-R 20 28 $27,421 $29,650
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4-Door Manual Value Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Value Edition 23 32 $21,118 $22,950
4-Door Manual 2.0T 23 32 $21,985 $23,900
4-Door Automatic Value Edition 22 31 $22,191 $24,025
4-Door Automatic 2.0T 22 31 $23,058 $24,975
4-Door Automatic 3.6L V6 19 28 $27,513 $29,950
4-Door 4MOTION Automatic 3.6L V6 18 27 $29,413 $31,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,343
$21,118
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,750
$22,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 37.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.2 96.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 106.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 14.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
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 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3001 3305
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbocharged SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA - TBD -
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.47
Trans Type
5 Manual w/OD
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 2.09
Trans Order Code
NA - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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