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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 27 $19,365 $20,495
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 27 $19,571 $20,695
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 27 $19,639 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 27 $19,845 $20,995
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 27 $20,277 $21,495
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 27 $20,483 $21,695
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 27 $20,551 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 27 $20,757 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 27 $22,615 $24,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 27 $22,821 $24,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/VDC 20 27 $22,890 $24,395
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd w/VDC 20 27 $23,096 $24,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 19 24 $26,438 $28,295
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $27,807 $29,795
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,167 $31,295
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $29,528 $31,795
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $31,534 $33,995
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,365
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$310 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Subaru Legacy is an agile sport sedan, with a tough side. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 56.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 100.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 15.3
Brakes
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)
10.6 x 0.39 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 11.7 x 1.02
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
205/50R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/50R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4400 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.39
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportshift NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy (Natl) Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/antisquat w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA

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