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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual ULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual SULEV 28 35 $11,856 $12,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual ULEV 28 35 $11,856 $12,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic SULEV 28 35 $12,621 $13,200
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic ULEV 28 35 $12,621 $13,200
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual SULEV S 28 35 $13,392 $14,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Manual ULEV S 28 35 $13,392 $14,400
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic SULEV S 28 35 $14,137 $15,200
4-Door Sedan 1.8 Automatic ULEV S 28 35 $14,137 $15,200
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic LEV S 23 28 $15,718 $16,900
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic ULEV S 23 28 $15,718 $16,900
4-Door Sedan Automatic LEV SE-R 23 28 $16,090 $17,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic ULEV SE-R 23 28 $16,090 $17,300
4-Door Sedan Manual LEV SE-R Spec V 23 29 $16,276 $17,500
4-Door Coupe Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Coupe Automatic 18 25 $23,274 $25,180
4-Door Coupe 6-Speed Manual 18 24 $24,659 $26,680
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,856
$23,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,400
$25,180
Monthly Payment Estimate
$207 / month
$420 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 28 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Sub-compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.0 36.8
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.6 54.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 42.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.1 53.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 32.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 88.5 89.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.3 48.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.5 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in) 177.5 174.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 52.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 99.8 106.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.1 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.3 4.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.6 7.58
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 11.93 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.12 x 0.87 11.93 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.01 2.99
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.48 16.43
Tires
Front Tire Size P195/60HR15 P225/55R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/60HR15 P225/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2513 3053
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 8.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Rotary
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 129 @ 2400 164 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.8L/110 1.3L/80
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 126 @ 6000 197 @ 7200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 28 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.18 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.93 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.79
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.76 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.21 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.96 1.55
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Nissan Sentra Mazda RX-8
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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