Compare 2003 Saturn LS vs 2003 Nissan Altima

2003 Saturn LS
2003 Nissan Altima
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L-200 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
L-200 Manual 23 31 $16,360 $17,735
L-200 Automatic 24 32 $17,096 $18,535
L-300 Automatic 21 29 $19,166 $20,785
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,360
$16,365
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,735
$16,749
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$279 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 103.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 56.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 61.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 15.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.3 x 0.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 11.7 x 0.35
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.6 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2989 3001
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
142 @ 4400 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
135 @ 5200 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.76 1.94
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.27
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn LS Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep. Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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