Compare 2010 Toyota Prius vs 2010 Nissan Altima

2010 Toyota Prius
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5-Door HB I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
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
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4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
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
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,330
$19,078
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,400
$19,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$357 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
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
City
51 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 56.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.6
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
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.1
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.83
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 3180
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Nissan Altima
Body Style
5 Door Liftback 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
3.8 6.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 7

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