Compare 2013 Subaru Legacy vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Subaru Legacy
2013 Nissan Altima
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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 21 28 $19,201 $20,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 32 $20,119 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $20,428 $21,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,253 $22,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,565 $22,795
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,806 $25,395
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,343 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,651 $26,195
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,959 $28,400
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,201
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Subaru Legacy retains its unique position as an affordable, fun-to-drive mid-size sedan with standard all-wheel drive--and adds some standout safety technology. Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.100 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
43.000 45.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.500 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
37.800 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
40.300 40.000
Second Hip Room (in)
53.900 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 56.400
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 101.900
Second Head Room (in)
37.500 37.100
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.300 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.000 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
108.300 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
27.200 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.700 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
61.600 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.900 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
187.200 191.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.700 15.400
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.300 x - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.600 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.500 18.000
Steering
Steering Type
Quick Ratio Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.900 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.500 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.800 36.100
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R16 T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3315 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.200
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5600 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 38
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.636 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.947 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.111 4.828
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.972 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.695 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.454 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.296 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.825 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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