Compare 2015 Nissan Altima vs 2015 Subaru Legacy

2015 Nissan Altima
2015 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 $21,256 $22,300
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 S 27 38 $21,031 $22,560
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SL 27 38 $26,232 $28,150
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 2.5 SV 27 38 $23,041 $24,720
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 S 22 32 $24,650 $26,450
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SL 22 32 $29,766 $31,950
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 3.5 SV 22 32 $27,793 $29,830
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,487 $21,695
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $24,894 $26,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited PZEV 26 36 $25,202 $26,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i PZEV 26 36 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,173 $23,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium PZEV 26 36 $22,486 $23,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $27,739 $29,595

Pricing

Invoice Price

$21,256
$20,487

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$22,300
$21,695

Monthly Payment Estimate

$372 / month
$362 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.2
8.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

If you don't mind a CVT, the 2015 Nissan Altima is a solid choice that checks off all the boxes. The 2015 Subaru Legacy smooths over its ruffles, and out-domestics some American family sedans with a big back seat, excellent gas mileage and standard all-wheel drive.

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Fuel Economy

City

27 mpg 26 mpg

Highway

38 mpg 36 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

101.9 104.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 57.3

Front Leg Room (in)

45 42.9

Front Hip Room (in)

54 55.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Leg Room (in)

36.1 38.1

Front Head Room (in)

40 40

Second Hip Room (in)

52.1 55

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.4 58.1

Second Head Room (in)

37.1 37

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

57.9 59

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.4 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

109.3 108.3

Liftover Height (in)

26.9 -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72 72.4

Track Width, Front (in)

62.4 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.4 5.9

Length, Overall (in)

191.5 188.8

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

15.4 15

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.5 11.8

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 P225/55VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P215/60TR16 P225/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3108 3468

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 X 7 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 X 7 17 X 7

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 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

182 @ 6000 175 @ 5800

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

31 30

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

38 36

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

27 26

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.35 - 0.39 3.58 - 0.62

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.83 3.90

Trans Type

1 6

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

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

5.7 (Est) 5.9

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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