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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited 23 31 $23,516 $24,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Limited 23 31 $23,825 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem 19 27 $26,228 $27,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited 19 27 $28,061 $29,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,270 $27,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather 19 27 $20,293 $21,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem HK Audio 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,951 $23,485
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather 23 31 $21,211 $22,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Weather 23 31 $21,520 $22,795
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem HK Audio 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem HK Audio 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,869 $24,485
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon 23 31 $23,178 $24,785
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,345 $25,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Limited Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,654 $26,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $26,013 $27,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $26,322 $28,290
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,886 $29,985
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon 19 27 $28,890 $30,990
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 19 27 $30,558 $32,987
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,132 $27,985
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon 18 25 $27,099 $28,990
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $28,767 $30,990
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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
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
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
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
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
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
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$18,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$18,620
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$310 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line Subaru is finally taking its all-wheel-drive message into the mid-size sedan mainstream, and it’s done so almost flawlessly with the 2010 Legacy. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 44.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.0 100.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 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) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size NA T135/90D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3112
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5600 175 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA QR25
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 32
Transmission
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.50
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.39
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/subframe w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 -
 
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