Compare 2011 Nissan Altima vs 2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Nissan Altima
2011 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,431 $20,270
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $21,917 $23,380
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $22,385 $23,880
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,272 $25,110
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 33 33 $25,116 $26,800
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,139 $28,210
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,294 $30,540
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,431
$18,593
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,270
$19,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.7 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 16.4
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 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
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 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/906 T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3180 3161
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 2.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 198 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI GDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
QR25DE NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.70
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.78 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.12 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - 0.44 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar & Coil Springs w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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