Compare 2018 Nissan Altima vs 2018 Subaru Legacy

2018 Nissan Altima
2018 Subaru Legacy
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2.5 S Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Altima 3.5 SL Sedan 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,979 $22,195
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,317 $29,095
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,946 $24,295
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,835 $26,345
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,897 $31,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,683
$20,979
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,260
$22,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary. The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things.
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Fuel Economy
City
27 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 188.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 11.6
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)
11.5 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 3514
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
27 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 34
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
0.74 3.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
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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