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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan L Manual 2.2L DQ Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $20,453 $22,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,167 $23,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L TY Equip LSi 21 27 $22,404 $24,995
4-Door Sedan XE Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,278
$14,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,195
$15,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$261 / month
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 93.8
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 24.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.6
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 180.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 57.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 103.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 37.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 185/70R14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 185/70R14 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2885-3160 2800
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 80
Engine
Displacement 2.2L/135 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 30
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.21
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.85
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.29
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Sedan Nissan Altima
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan XE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
 
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