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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 188.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 14.2
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3001 3305
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 140
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI Turbocharged SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
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 -
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Four-link

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