Compare 2014 Hyundai Genesis vs 2014 Nissan Altima

2014 Hyundai Genesis
2014 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V6 3.8L 18 27 $32,996 $35,200
Genesis 4-Door Sedan V8 5.0L R-Spec 15 23 $43,870 $47,400
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Automatic 17 27 $25,028 $26,350
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Automatic Premium 17 27 $27,804 $29,300
Genesis Coupe 2-Door I4 2.0T Manual R-Spec 19 27 $25,828 $27,200
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Grand Touring w/Blk Lth 16 25 $30,163 $32,150
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Grand Touring w/Tan Lth 16 25 $30,163 $32,150
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Automatic Ultimate 16 25 $32,441 $34,600
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Manual R-Spec 16 24 $27,557 $29,350
Genesis Coupe 2-Door V6 3.8L Manual Ultimate 16 24 $31,324 $33,400
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520

Pricing

Invoice Price

$32,996
$20,971

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,200
$22,170

Monthly Payment Estimate

$587 / month
$370 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.8
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

Everyday comfortable, yet track-ready, the 2014 Hyundai Genesis is one of the better performance-car picks if your budget is tight. 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

18 mpg 27 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 38 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

109.4 101.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 56.4

Front Leg Room (in)

44.3 45

Front Hip Room (in)

54.9 54

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

38.6 36.1

Front Head Room (in)

40.4 40

Second Hip Room (in)

54.3 52.1

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.3 56.4

Second Head Room (in)

37.7 37.1

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

58.3 57.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 62.4

Wheelbase (in)

115.6 109.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.4 72

Track Width, Front (in)

63.1 62.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.2 5.4

Length, Overall (in)

196.3 191.5

Liftover Height (in)

- 26.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.9 15.4

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 11.5

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13 11.7

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19.3 18

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36 36.1

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/50VR18 P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50VR18 P215/60TR16

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4019 3108

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 16 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 7.5 16 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

740 550

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 110

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

291 @ 5100 180 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.8 L/231 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

333 @ 6400 182 @ 6000

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 38

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 27

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.67 2.35 - 0.39

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 -

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.91 4.83

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.61 -

Trans Type

8 1

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.27 1.75

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.40 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.56 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.19 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.83 -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Genesis Nissan Altima

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.6 5.8

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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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

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Rollover Rating

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