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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
2-Door Coupe I4 Manual ULEV 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
4-Door Sedan I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 SL 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
2-Door Coupe I4 CVT ULEV 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,243
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,620
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$310 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible. The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.7 101.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
189.8 189.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 11.06 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.02 11.65 x - TBD -
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)
20.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3112 3263
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
QR25 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.37 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.81 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Toyota Camry
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Dual-link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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