Compare 2011 Nissan Altima vs 2011 Subaru Legacy

2011 Nissan Altima
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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 32 $22,385 $23,880
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 31 $21,917 $23,380
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $26,139 $28,210
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SR 18 27 $28,294 $30,540
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 23 32 $19,431 $20,270
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $21,028 $22,430
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 33 33 $25,116 $26,800
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SR 20 27 $23,272 $25,110
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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 Ltd 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd PZEV 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation PZEV 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
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 AWP 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd Navigation 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
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 AWP 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
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 Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,385
$19,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,880
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Nissan Altima isn't quite as roomy as some mid-size rivals, but it's one of the sportiest-driving choices. The 2011 Subaru Legacy is one of the best-handling mid-size sedans, and the only mainstream one to offer standard all-wheel drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
32 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
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.3 103.0
Second Head Room (in)
35.6 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.2 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.2 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
Pwr 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)
- TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.83 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55TR17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55TR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/706 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3124 3379
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.0 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 3900 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
QR25DE NA
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 2.36
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.80 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable CVT
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/Stabilizer Bar & Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.86 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 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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