Compare 2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Hyundai Sonata

2019 Nissan Altima
2019 Hyundai Sonata
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2.0 Edition ONE Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Edition ONE Sedan 25 34 $33,300 $35,750
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,630 $35,030
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,393 $29,400
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,095 $33,380
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $29,840 $32,030
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,371 $24,000
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,291 $31,440
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,035 $30,090
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $24,882 $26,700
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $23,627 $25,350
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,514 $29,530
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $26,258 $28,180
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Eco 1.6T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata Eco 1.6T 28 37 $22,034 $23,000
Sonata Limited 2.0T 23 32 $30,408 $32,250
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 33 $26,316 $27,850
Sonata SE 2.4L 26 35 $21,706 $22,650
Sonata SEL 2.4L 25 33 $23,013 $24,300
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 33 $23,805 $25,150
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 39 44 $29,367 $31,300
Sonata Hybrid SE 2.0L 40 46 $24,490 $25,750
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $31,810 $33,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,300
$22,034
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,750
$23,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$596 / month
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Nissan Altima is a sharper sedan now, made better with great active safety features and a newly available turbo-4. The 2019 Hyundai Sonata aims squarely for value-minded shoppers who want a long warranty, and hits a bullseye.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 45.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54 55.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
- 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
- 38
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 106.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 191.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.6 63.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11 11.2
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 12
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.6
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/40VR19 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3436 3247
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 640
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130
Engine
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4000 195 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.6 L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
236 @ 5600 178 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 37
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Type
1 7
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.04
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 5.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.32
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.29
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 16.3
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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2019 Nissan Altima
  • 2020 Altima is here
  • Rebates: $2,000 cashback
  • Lease: From $199 per month for 36 months
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months + $1,500
2019 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2019 Sonata is in stock; 2020s arriving
  • Cash: Up to $4,500 on 2019s
  • Finance: 0.0% for 60 months
  • Lease: Sonata SE from $199 for 36 months
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