Compare 2014 Subaru Legacy vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Subaru Legacy
2014 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 $20,971 $22,170
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,201
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$22,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$370 / 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. Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice 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 Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43 45
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 191.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.7
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 11.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 5600 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.35 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
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 Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 5.8
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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