Compare 2013 Nissan Altima vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
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 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
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
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
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS
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 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
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 PZEV w/Wine Int 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 2.0T 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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
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
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.400 62.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.400 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x 1.020 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
11.500 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.000 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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 Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.212
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 7
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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