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Compare 2011 Hyundai Sonata vs 2010 Nissan Altima

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2010 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/17" Wheels 22 33 $25,373 $27,145
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $21,973 $23,440
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,465
$21,973
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,245
$23,440
Monthly Payment Estimate
$454 / month
$391 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile. 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
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.8 89.7
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 35.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 55.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 7.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.4 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 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)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.94 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.7
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R18 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/80D16 T135/706
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3338-3452 3118
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
2.8 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
GDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
269 @ 1750-4500 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25DE
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
274 @ 6000 175 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 31
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 1.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.83 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.89 5.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.65 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
SHIFTRONIC NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7
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
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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