Compare 2018 Subaru Legacy vs 2018 Nissan Altima

2018 Subaru Legacy
2018 Nissan Altima
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 25 34 $20,979 $22,195
2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,946 $24,295
2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,835 $26,345
2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,317 $29,095
3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,897 $31,945
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Sedan 2.5 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan 2.5 S 27 38 $21,683 $23,260
Sedan 2.5 SR 26 37 $22,669 $24,320
Sedan 2.5 SV 27 38 $24,148 $25,910
Sedan 2.5 SL 27 38 $27,124 $29,110
Sedan 3.5 SL 22 32 $31,328 $33,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,979
$21,683
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$23,260
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2018 Nissan Altima does almost nothing out of the ordinary.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 101.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 45
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40 40
Second Hip Room (in)
55 52.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
59 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 11.5
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)
11.6 11.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3514 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 177 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 38
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 2.63 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.83
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 0.74
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Nissan Altima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 5.6
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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