Compare 2019 Nissan Altima vs 2019 Subaru Legacy

2019 Nissan Altima
2019 Subaru Legacy
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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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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $21,301 $22,545
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,455 $29,245
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $23,316 $24,695
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $25,250 $26,795
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,529 $31,545

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,300
$21,301

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$35,750
$22,545

Monthly Payment Estimate

$596 / month
$376 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.3
6.3

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 Subaru Legacy is no thrill machine, but this under-the-radar mid-size sedan is hard to beat for its comfort, safety, and value.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

34 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Midsize Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

52.1 55

Front Leg Room (in)

44.1 42.9

Front Hip Room (in)

54 55.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 57.3

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.2 58.1

Second Leg Room (in)

35.1 38.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- 104.6

Front Head Room (in)

- 40

Second Head Room (in)

- 37

Exterior Dimensions

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.4 5.9

Length, Overall (in)

192.9 188.8

Height, Overall (in)

56.7 59

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.6 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

111.2 108.3

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.9 72.4

Track Width, Front (in)

63.6 62.2

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)

16.2 18.5

Steering

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

- 36.8

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/40VR19 P225/55VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/40VR19 P225/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3436 3514

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 17 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 110

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- 490

Engine

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

267 @ 4000 174 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/121 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

236 @ 5600 175 @ 5800

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 25

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

29 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

34 34

Transmission

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD CVT w/OD

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Trans Type

1 6

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

- 3.58 - 0.62

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

- 3.90

Reverse Ratio (:1)

- 3.67

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

6.0 6.0

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

- 15

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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