Compare 2014 Subaru Legacy vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2014 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 29 $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 $21,990 $23,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $22,301 $23,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport 24 32 $23,784 $25,245
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Sport 24 32 $24,089 $25,545
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
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Subaru Legacy continues to represent a good value as a sporty, affordable, all-wheel-drive sedan that's fun to drive--as long as you're not looking for the latest gadgets and gimmicks. 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
29 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103 101.900
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.400
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.100
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
43 45.000
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.000
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.400
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 191.500
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.900
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.400
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.700 x 1.020
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 11.500 x 0.350
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.000
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.100
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.400
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.900
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/60R16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3315 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5600 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 38
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.828
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Continuously Variable Ratio
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 5.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.200
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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