Compare 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Nissan Altima

2016 Hyundai Sonata
2016 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 $22,716 $23,725
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco w/Tire Kit 28 38 $22,716 $23,725
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 23 32 $31,933 $34,075
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $27,170 $28,925
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport w/Black 23 32 $27,170 $28,925
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L 25 38 $20,436 $21,300
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 25 38 $25,850 $27,350
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited PZEV 25 38 $25,850 $27,350
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L PZEV 25 38 $20,436 $21,300
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 38 $20,859 $21,750
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV 25 38 $20,859 $21,750
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 25 38 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport PZEV 25 38 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 39 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Blue Pearl Interior 39 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan SE 40 44 $24,724 $26,000
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 38 41 $32,938 $34,600
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 38 41 $36,698 $38,600
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Blue Pearl Interior 38 41 $36,698 $38,600
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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 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,895 $32,090
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SR 22 32 $25,524 $27,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,716
$21,446
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,725
$22,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$375 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Spacious and fuel efficient, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a worthy rival for America's best-selling family sedan. A new SR model brings some driving fun back to the 2016 Nissan Altima, while preserving its mainstream family-sedan appeal.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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)
191.1 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3197
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 7
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 180 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 0.74
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 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.63 - 0.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.6
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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