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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $21,973 $23,440
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $19,101 $21,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $20,004 $22,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,608 $23,830
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,596 $26,030
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,296 $26,805
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,403 $28,030
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,375 $29,105
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,182 $31,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$19,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,900
$21,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$351 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals. Honda hasn’t changed much about the Accord, and that’s a good thing. In base four-cylinder form, the 2010 Honda Accord feels sophisticated beyond its price range, and even as a $30,000 coupe or sedan, the top V-6 models offer compelling refinement, performance, and luxury.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.7 106.0
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.5 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 194.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 109.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in) 27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.3 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.35 11.1 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 1.02 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 37.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.83 2.56
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size T135/906 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P215/60HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3180 3204
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.0 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 3900 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code QR25DE NA
Displacement 2.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 5600 177 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 - 0.44 3.27
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.15
Trans Type 1 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.78 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.78
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.12 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.86 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.68 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.9 7.5
 
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