2004 Nissan Altima vs. 1999 Renault Megane

To start off, 2004 Nissan Altima is newer by 5 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Renault Megane. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Renault Megane would be higher. At 2,505 cc (4 cylinders), 2004 Nissan Altima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2004 Nissan Altima (175 HP @ 3600 RPM) has 77 more horse power than 1999 Renault Megane. (98 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2004 Nissan Altima should accelerate faster than 1999 Renault Megane. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2004 Nissan Altima weights approximately 181 kg more than 1999 Renault Megane. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2004 Nissan Altima (244 Nm) has 44 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Renault Megane. (200 Nm). This means 2004 Nissan Altima will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Renault Megane.

Compare all specifications:

2004 Nissan Altima 1999 Renault Megane
Make Nissan Renault
Model Altima Megane
Year Released 2004 1999
Body Type Sedan Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2505 cc 1869 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 175 HP 98 HP
Engine RPM 3600 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 244 Nm 200 Nm
Engine Bore Size 89 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 100 mm 93 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 18.3:1
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Doors 4 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1361 kg 1180 kg
Vehicle Length 4870 mm 3940 mm
Vehicle Width 1790 mm 1710 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1380 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2480 mm


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