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Compare 2020 Nissan Altima vs 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Nissan Altima
2020 Subaru Legacy
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2.0 Platinum Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2.0 Platinum Sedan 25 34 $32,769 $35,180
Altima 2.0 SR Sedan 25 34 $27,719 $29,750
Altima 2.5 Platinum AWD Sedan 25 35 $31,440 $33,750
Altima 2.5 Platinum Sedan 27 37 $30,184 $32,400
Altima 2.5 S AWD Sedan 26 36 $23,906 $25,650
Altima 2.5 S Sedan 28 39 $22,650 $24,300
Altima 2.5 SL AWD Sedan 26 36 $29,430 $31,590
Altima 2.5 SL Sedan 28 39 $28,175 $30,240
Altima 2.5 SR AWD Sedan 25 35 $25,395 $27,250
Altima 2.5 SR Sedan 27 37 $24,139 $25,900
Altima 2.5 SV AWD Sedan 26 36 $27,477 $29,490
Altima 2.5 SV Sedan 28 39 $26,222 $28,140
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CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy CVT 27 35 $21,486 $22,745
Legacy Limited CVT 27 35 $27,915 $29,745
Legacy Limited XT CVT 24 32 $31,962 $34,195
Legacy Premium CVT 27 35 $23,591 $24,995
Legacy Sport CVT 27 35 $25,388 $26,945
Legacy Touring XT CVT 24 32 $33,523 $35,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,769
$21,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,180
$22,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$379 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price. The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan is a stellar value with impressive tech.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.8 42.8
Front Hip Room (in)
54.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 39.5
Front Head Room (in)
38 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.8 105.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
111.2 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
192.9 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 15.1
Brakes
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 12.4
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3438 3499
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
510 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
267 @ 4000 176 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/120 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
236 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 35
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.25 3.70
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.80 4.38
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.07 - 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.56
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy
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
6.1 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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2020 Nissan Altima
  • 2020 Altima includes more standard features
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2020 Subaru Legacy
  • 2020 Legacy redesigned and on sale
  • Dealer discounting common
  • Lease from $219 for 36 months
  • 0% APR for 63 months continues
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