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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5

4dr Sedan

2013 Nissan Altima 2.5

4dr Sedan

2015 Hyundai Sonata SE

4dr Sedan

2012 Nissan Altima
(2012 Nissan Altima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2013 Nissan Altima
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2015 Hyundai Sonata
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MSRP $20,550 $21,760 $21,150
Destination Charge $790 $810 $810
Invoice Price $19,699 $20,356 $20,295
Total List Price $21,340 $22,570 $21,960
Available Engines 175-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas) 170-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas) 182-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas) 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual 2-speed CVT w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 23 mpg 27 mpg N/A
Fuel Economy Highway 32 mpg 38 mpg N/A
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side, Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Front Seat - -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good -
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Good -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable Good -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good -
Other, Head Restraint - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Acceptable Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good - -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Acceptable Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good - -
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Good -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good - -
Other, Roof Strength Acceptable Good -
Side, Overall Side Good Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good -
Overview 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Available:
immobilizer
N/A N/A
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Available
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview radio prep, 4, window grid antenna AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
N/A N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6
Interior 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Air conditioning, front manual manual manual
Air filter Standard N/A Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary visors N/A N/A dual
Cargo concealed storage Available Standard N/A
Cargo net N/A N/A Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Clock N/A in-radio display in-dash
Compass N/A N/A Available
Cruise control Standard N/A Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim urethane urethane urethane
12V DC power outlet 2 2 3
Lighter elements front front N/A
Ashtray Standard Standard N/A
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
N/A N/A Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver driver
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver
Programmable garage door opener N/A N/A Available
Instrumentation analog analog digital/analog
Driver information center N/A Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front
Lighting - dome light regular regular fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror day-night day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release mechanical mechanical power
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets N/A 1 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material urethane urethane urethane
Tire inflator N/A N/A Standard
Seats 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 6-way 6-way Standard:
2-way power
N/A N/A Available:
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 4-way 4-way 6-way
Lumbar support N/A N/A driver
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 2 - fixed 3 - fixed 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth cloth premium cloth
Entertainment 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Radio radio prep AM/FM stereo, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player N/A in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability N/A Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input N/A Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls N/A Standard Standard
Speakers 4 4 6
1st row LCD screen N/A 1 Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility N/A Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Available
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A N/A Available
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front and rear
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control N/A auto off Standard:
auto off
N/A N/A Available:
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights N/A N/A Standard
Door curb lights 2 2 2
Illuminated entry N/A N/A Standard
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Standard Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
First aid kit Available N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) N/A N/A 60/unlimited
Exterior 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Antenna window grid window grid integrated roof
Body material galvanized steel/aluminum galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Bodyside moldings body-colored N/A N/A
Grille trim black w/chrome surround black w/chrome surround metal-look
Fog/driving lights N/A N/A front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors N/A N/A Standard
Spoiler N/A N/A lip
Tires P215/60TR16.0 BSW AS P215/60TR16.0 BSW AS P205/65HR16.0 BSW AS
Wheels 16" steel 16" steel Standard:
16" silver aluminum
N/A N/A Available:
silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel Available:
compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps N/A N/A Available
Mechanical 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Engine 2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4 2.4L I-4
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link independent multi-link independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard N/A Standard
Transmission 2-spd CVT w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 5.80 4.83 2.89
Specifications 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 2015 Hyundai Sonata SE
Exterior length 190.7 " 191.5 " 191.1 "
Exterior body width 70.7 " 72.0 " 73.4 "
Exterior height 58.0 " 57.9 " 58.1 "
Engine 2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4 2.4L I-4
Horsepower Standard:
175 @ 5,600 rpm
182 @ 6,000 rpm 185 @ 6,000 rpm
Available:
170 @ 5,600 rpm
N/A N/A
Torque Standard:
180 @ 3,900 rpm
180 @ 4,000 rpm 178 @ 4,000 rpm
Available:
175 @ 3,900 rpm
N/A N/A
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 23 mpg 27 mpg N/A
Fuel economy - highway 32 mpg 38 mpg N/A
Bore-and-Stroke 3.50 / 3.94 " 3.50 / 3.94 " 3.46 / 3.82 "
Curb weight 3,180 lbs. 3,108 lbs. 3,252 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4,279 lbs. 4,211 lbs. 4,497 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. N/A N/A
Wheelbase 109.3 " 109.3 " 110.4 "
Front track 61.0 " 62.4 " 63.5 "
Rear track 61.0 " 62.4 " 63.8 "
Turning radius 18.1 ' 18.1 ' 17.9 '
Drag coefficient .31 .30 .27
Front legroom 44.1 " 45.0 " 45.5 "
Rear legroom 35.8 " 36.1 " 35.6 "
Front headroom 40.6 " 40.0 " 40.4 "
Rear headroom 36.8 " 37.1 " 38.0 "
Front hiproom 56.8 " 54.0 " 55.3 "
Rear hiproom 52.5 " 52.1 " 56.1 "
Front shoulder room 55.7 " 56.4 " 57.9 "
Rear shoulder room 55.5 " 56.4 " 56.5 "
Luggage volume 15.3 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 15.3 cu.ft. 15.4 cu.ft. 16.3 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 101 cu.ft. 102 cu.ft. 106 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.0 gal. 18.0 gal. 18.5 gal.