Compare 2017 Nissan Altima vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Nissan Altima
2017 Subaru Legacy
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,621 $28,570
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $23,729 $25,460
Altima 2.5 Sedan 27 39 $21,446 $22,500
Altima 2017.5 2.5 S Sedan 27 39 $21,348 $22,900
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SL Sedan 27 39 $26,900 $28,870
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,808 $24,470
Altima 2017.5 2.5 SV Sedan 27 39 $24,008 $25,760
Altima 2017.5 2.5 Sedan 27 39 N/A N/A
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,732 $32,990
Altima 2017.5 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 N/A N/A
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $30,453 $32,690
Altima 3.5 SR Sedan 22 32 $26,082 $27,990
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,083 $28,840
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,670 $23,995
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,512 $25,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,617 $31,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,348
$20,796
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,900
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$382 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Nissan Altima remains a fine mainstream choice, but rivals with newer designs offer far more technology. The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 34 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)
57.8 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 108.3
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)
191.9 188.8
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)
3212 3470
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
177 @ 4000 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
179 @ 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 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.63 - 0.38 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)
0.74 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
5.6 6.0
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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