Compare 2010 Nissan Altima vs 2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Nissan Altima
2010 Toyota Prius
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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 $21,973 $23,440
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $21,505 $22,940
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $25,732 $27,770
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $27,888 $30,100
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,078 $19,900
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $20,476 $21,840
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $25,097 $26,780
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 19 26 $22,727 $24,520
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5-Door HB I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Prius 5-Door HB I 51 48 $20,330 $21,400
Prius 5-Door HB II 51 48 $21,432 $22,800
Prius 5-Door HB III 51 48 $22,156 $23,800
Prius 5-Door HB IV 51 48 $24,762 $26,600
Prius 5-Door HB V 51 48 $26,129 $28,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,973
$20,330
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,440
$21,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$391 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Nissan Altima remains one of the sportier choices among mid-size sedans, though if interior space matters, it might not feel as roomy as rivals. The 2010 Toyota Prius ups the ante in the hybrid world with 51-mpg city fuel economy and a finer style.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 51 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 48 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.7 93.7
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 52.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.4 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 175.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
7.4 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 21.6
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
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)
11.5 x 0.35 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr Regenerative
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 10.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 11.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/706 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3118 3042
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 105 @ 4000/153 @ - TBD -
Engine Order Code
QR25DE NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 98 @ 5200/80 @ - TBD -
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 48
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 51
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 50
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.78 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.12 - TBD -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Toyota Prius
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 5 Door Liftback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 10
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 3.8

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