Compare 2013 Nissan Altima vs 2013 Subaru Legacy

2013 Nissan Altima
2013 Subaru Legacy
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2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 2.5 S 23 32 $23,910 $25,230
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,356 $21,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,376 $22,280
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,283 $27,660
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,018 $24,080
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $23,550 $25,760
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $27,929 $30,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $25,831 $28,260
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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 24 32 $20,119 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,343 $25,895
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 24 32 $24,651 $26,195
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 24 32 $20,428 $21,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,253 $22,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $21,565 $22,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,094 $24,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport PZEV N/A N/A $23,370 $24,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 21 28 $19,201 $20,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,806 $25,395
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,910
$20,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,230
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Briskly updated in the right ways, the 2013 Nissan Altima sedan promises good looks and great gas mileage for those who don't mind a CVT. The 2013 Subaru Legacy retains its unique position as an affordable, fun-to-drive mid-size sedan with standard all-wheel drive--and adds some standout safety technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
35.600 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.400 56.100
Front Leg Room (in)
42.500 43.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.200 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
34.400 37.800
Front Head Room (in)
39.700 40.300
Second Hip Room (in)
47.600 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.900 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.300 103.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.900 59.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.200 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
105.300 108.300
Liftover Height (in)
26.200 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.700 71.700
Track Width, Front (in)
61.000 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.300 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
180.900 187.200
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
8.200 14.700
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.500 x 0.350 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.700 x 1.020 11.600 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.000 18.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 36.800
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Quick Ratio Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.830 2.900
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.200 14.500
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90R16 T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P215/55TR17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P215/55TR17 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3124 3392
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.200 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5600 173 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.885
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.750 3.667
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.262
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.790 3.700
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.208
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.618
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.581
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.658
Trans Type
1 1
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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