Compare 2015 Hyundai Sonata vs 2015 Nissan Altima

2015 Hyundai Sonata
2015 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,293 $23,275
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited w/Gray Accents 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport w/Gray Accents 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited w/Brown Seats PZEV 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport PZEV 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 36 40 $24,573 $26,000
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 36 40 $27,703 $29,500
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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 $21,256 $22,300
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $21,031 $22,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $26,232 $28,150
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $23,041 $24,720
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 32 $24,650 $26,450
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,766 $31,950
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 32 $27,793 $29,830
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,293
$21,256
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,275
$22,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans. If you don't mind a CVT, the 2015 Nissan Altima is a solid choice that checks off all the boxes.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.1 101.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 45
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 54
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.4
Second Head Room (in)
38 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 191.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 26.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 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)
12 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3108
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 182 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.35 - 0.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata 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
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 5.7 (Est)
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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