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 Hip Room (in)

47.600 53.900

Front Shoulder Room (in)

53.900 56.300

Passenger Volume (ft³)

89.300 103.0

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

61.000 61.600

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.300 5.900

Length, Overall (in)

180.900 187.200

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

8.200 14.700

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)

11.500 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 -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

20.000 18.500

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.200 14.500

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

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

NA N/A

Front Tire Size

P215/55TR17 P205/60R16

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

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

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 16 x - TBD -

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 -

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 Torque @ RPM

180 @ 4000 174 @ 4100

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5L/152 2.5L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

175 @ 5600 173 @ 5600

Engine Type

Gas I4 Gas Flat 4

Fuel System

Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

32 32

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 24

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 27

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

NA 1.658

Trans Type

1 1

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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy

Body Style

Coupe Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

NA N/A

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

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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