Compare 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Hyundai Sonata
2017 Nissan Altima
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2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 2.4L 25 36 $20,718 $21,600
Sonata 2.4L PZEV 25 36 $20,718 $21,600
Sonata Eco 1.6L 28 36 $22,152 $23,125
Sonata Limited 2.0T 21 30 $32,188 $34,350
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 35 $25,664 $27,150
Sonata Limited 2.4L PZEV 25 35 $25,664 $27,150
Sonata SE 2.4L 25 36 $21,047 $21,950
Sonata SE 2.4L PZEV 25 36 $21,047 $21,950
Sonata Sport 2.0T 22 31 $25,019 $26,600
Sonata Sport 2.0T w/Black 22 31 $25,019 $26,600
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 35 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Sport 2.4L PZEV 25 35 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 38 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior 38 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid SE 2.0L 39 45 $24,724 $26,000
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $32,938 $34,600
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 2.5 Sedan 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 2017.5 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Altima 2017.5 2.5 Sedan 27 39 N/A N/A
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,732 $32,990
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 N/A N/A
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
Altima 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 $26,082 $27,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,718
$21,348
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,600
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a strong family-sedan value, with inconspicuous looks hiding top-notch safety and fuel economy. The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15.4
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)
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
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
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 39
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.89 4.83
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 0.74
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 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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