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Selected Style 5-Door HB I (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB II 51 48 $21,432 $22,800
5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,156 $23,800
5-Door HB IV 51 48 $24,762 $26,600
5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,129 $28,070
5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $21,973 $23,440
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,330
$19,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,400
$19,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$332 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Toyota Prius ups the ante in the hybrid world with 51-mpg city fuel economy and a finer style. The 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 48 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 56.8
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 35.8
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 40.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 52.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.9 55.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 93.7 100.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.5 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 175.6 190.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type Pwr Regenerative Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
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) 11.9 20.0
Steering
Steering Type Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/80D16 T135/906
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3042 3180
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD - 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code NA QR25DE
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD - 175 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 48 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 5.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. CVT Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.37 - 0.44
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Type 1 1
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Automatic NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Nissan Altima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 3.8 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 10 7
 
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