Compare 2014 Nissan Altima vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2014 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 $20,971 $22,170
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
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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
$20,971
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,170
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice 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
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 103.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 16.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 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)
11.5 11.2 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3316
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 198 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI 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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 4.212
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 2.885
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.385
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.800
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.637
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.386
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.772
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.9
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.6
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 2.69
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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