Compare 2008 Nissan Altima vs 2010 Subaru Legacy

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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 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
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4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $23,516 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited Moon 23 31 $24,345 $25,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited Moon PZEV 23 31 $24,654 $26,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited Moon/Nav 23 31 $26,013 $27,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited Moon/Nav PZEV 23 31 $26,322 $28,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 23 31 $23,825 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr 23 31 $21,211 $22,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr PZEV 23 31 $21,520 $22,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud PZEV 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud/Moon 23 31 $22,869 $24,485
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/Moon 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/Moon PZEV 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem HK Aud 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem HK Aud PZEV 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Moon 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem Wthr/HK Aud/Moon PZEV 23 31 $23,178 $24,785
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 19 27 $28,061 $29,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited Moon 19 27 $28,890 $30,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited Moon/Nav 19 27 $30,558 $32,987
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Prem 19 27 $26,228 $27,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Prem HK Aud 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Prem HK Aud/Moon 19 27 $27,886 $29,985
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Prem Moon 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Wthr 19 27 $20,293 $21,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud/Moon 19 27 $21,951 $23,485
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem All-Wthr/Moon 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem HK Aud 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem Moon 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,270 $27,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Moon 18 25 $27,099 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Moon/Nav 18 25 $28,767 $30,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Aud 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Aud/Moon 18 25 $26,132 $27,985
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Moon 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,112
$19,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,450
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible. Subaru is finally taking its all-wheel-drive message into the mid-size sedan mainstream, and it’s done so almost flawlessly with the 2010 Legacy.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 103.0
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.4 14.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.02 11.6 x - TBD -
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)
11.5 x 0.35 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3095 3379
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
QR25 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 26
Transmission
Trans Type
1 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.80 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/subframe
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.2

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