Compare 2010 Subaru Legacy vs 2008 Nissan Altima

2010 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited 23 31 $23,516 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited PZEV 23 31 $23,825 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,345 $25,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $24,654 $26,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $26,013 $27,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation PZEV 23 31 $26,322 $28,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather 23 31 $21,211 $22,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather PZEV 23 31 $21,520 $22,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio PZEV 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,869 $24,485
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $23,178 $24,785
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem HK Audio 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem HK Audio PZEV 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited 19 27 $28,061 $29,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon 19 27 $28,890 $30,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 19 27 $30,558 $32,987
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem 19 27 $26,228 $27,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,886 $29,985
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather 19 27 $20,293 $21,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,951 $23,485
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem HK Audio 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,270 $27,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon 18 25 $27,099 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $28,767 $30,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,132 $27,985
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
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2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $20,112 $21,450
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 32 $19,644 $20,950
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,956 $25,850
Altima 2-Door Coupe V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $23,495 $25,350
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL 23 32 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 CVT 2.5 SL ULEV 23 31 $19,663 $20,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 23 32 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S 23 32 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 S ULEV 23 31 $19,196 $20,470
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5 ULEV 23 31 $18,243 $18,620
Altima 4-Door Sedan I4 eCVT Hybrid 35 33 $23,881 $25,480
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SE 19 26 $23,142 $24,970
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 SL 19 26 $26,565 $28,670
Altima 4-Door Sedan V6 Manual 3.5 SE 19 27 $22,681 $24,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,844
$20,112
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,995
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Subaru is finally taking its all-wheel-drive message into the mid-size sedan mainstream, and it’s done so almost flawlessly with the 2010 Legacy. The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 53.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 89.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 105.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 7.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.02
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.83
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.7 NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
NA T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3379 3095
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 180 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA QR25
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 175 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
NA 5.80
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.35 - 0.39
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.86
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/subframe w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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