Compare 2015 Subaru Legacy vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2015 Subaru Legacy
2014 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,487 $21,695
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i 26 36 $20,796 $21,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,173 $23,495
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,486 $23,795
4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $24,894 $26,495
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,202 $26,795
4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $27,739 $29,595
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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
$20,487
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,695
$22,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Subaru Legacy smooths over its ruffles, and out-domestics some American family sedans with a big back seat, excellent gas mileage and standard all-wheel drive. 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
26 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 45
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 40
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 191.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3468 3108
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 182 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 38
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 1.75
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 2.35 - 0.39
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.83
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 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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