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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,356
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,760
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$348 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.100 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.400 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 45.000 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.000 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.100 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.000 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 52.100 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.400 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.900 103.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 191.500 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.900 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.400 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 109.300 110.0
Liftover Height (in) 26.900 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.000 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.400 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.400 16.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.500 x 0.350 11.2 x - TBD -
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) 11.700 x 1.020 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.000 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.400 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.100 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.900 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size T135/90R16 T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3108 3316
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.200 2.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6000 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.800
Trans Type 1 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 0.745 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.637
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.828 2.885
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.386
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.212
Summary
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 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
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