Compare 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe vs 2013 Nissan Altima

2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
2013 Nissan Altima
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2-Door Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Manual GS 28 38 $17,066 $17,595
2-Door Automatic GS 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
2-Door Automatic GS PZEV 27 37 $18,021 $18,595
2-Door Manual SE 28 38 $19,064 $19,895
2-Door Automatic PZEV SE 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
2-Door Automatic SE 27 37 $20,009 $20,895
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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
$17,066
$20,356
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,595
$21,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize
Number of Passenger Doors
2 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.100 37.100
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.500 56.400
Front Leg Room (in)
43.600 45.000
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.400 101.900
Front Hip Room (in)
52.800 54.000
Second Leg Room (in)
33.300 36.100
Front Head Room (in)
39.800 40.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.100 52.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.900 56.400
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.500 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
178.700 191.500
Height, Overall (in)
56.500 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.500 62.400
Wheelbase (in)
106.300 109.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.900
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.900 72.000
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 62.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.800 15.400
Brakes
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)
10.300 x - TBD - 11.500 x 0.350
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.000 x - TBD - 11.700 x 1.020
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.200 18.000
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.900 16.400
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.780 36.100
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.800 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2687 3108
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
148 @ 6500 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
131 @ 4700 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.257 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.778 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.583 0.745
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.962 NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.333 4.828
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.633 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.308 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Elantra Coupe Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.866 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.9
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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