Compare 2014 Nissan Altima vs 2014 Subaru Legacy

2014 Nissan Altima
2014 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 27 38 $20,971 $22,170
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $20,987 $22,690
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $25,813 $27,920
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $22,509 $24,340
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 31 $24,337 $26,320
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 31 $28,488 $30,820
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 31 $26,366 $28,520
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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 $21,990 $23,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 24 32 $22,301 $23,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport 24 32 $23,784 $25,245
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport PZEV 24 32 $24,089 $25,545
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 21 29 $19,201 $20,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,971
$20,119
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,170
$21,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Following improvements that hit all the right spots, the 2014 Nissan Altima is a solid choice for those who don't mind a CVT. The 2014 Subaru Legacy continues to represent a good value as a sporty, affordable, all-wheel-drive sedan that's fun to drive--as long as you're not looking for the latest gadgets and gimmicks.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 103
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
45 43
Front Hip Room (in)
54 54.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
40 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 187.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 11.3
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3108 3392
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6000 173 @ 5600
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.35 - 0.39 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.83 3.70
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.75 3.67
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 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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