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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 $20,971 $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 I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
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
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
$20,971
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,170
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$348 / month
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 38 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 16.4
Brakes
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
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
Brake Type - Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.1 35.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 14.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60TR16 P205/65R16
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 182 @ 6000 198 @ 6300
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 180 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 1.75 3.385
Trans Order Code NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.637
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.386
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.772
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.800
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.000
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 0.6
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 0.9
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 5.9 (Est) 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 2.69
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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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