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4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd Navigation 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,431 $20,270
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $21,917 $23,380
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $22,385 $23,880
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,272 $25,110
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 33 33 $25,116 $26,800
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,139 $28,210
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,294 $30,540
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$19,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$20,270
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Subaru Legacy is one of the best-handling mid-size sedans, and the only mainstream one to offer standard all-wheel drive. The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 100.7
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 190.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 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 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/906
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60TR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3180
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25DE
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 175 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 5.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.37 - 0.44
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar & Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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