How much would it cost to drive to Mars? Nissan lets us know

Now that NASA has landed its Curiosity Rover on Mars, the agency expects to have a manned mission on the Red Planet in the 2030s.

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But what if instead of flying to Mars, an astronaut drove there? Obviously that’s not a serious question, but just imagine with us for a second. Nissan has put together a little chart of what it would cost to drive to Mars in one of the popular mid-size sedans and of course – the Nissan Altima takes the crown.

Based on gasoline prices of $3,645 per gallon it would cost you about $33 million to drive the new 2013 Altima to Mars and around $37 million to drive a Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata or a Kia Optima.

Refresher: The 2013 Nissan Altima is available with a 2.5-liter QR25 4-cylinder engine producing 182-hp and a peak torque of 180 lb-ft. Buyers can also opt for the 3.5-liter V6 VQ35DE, which keeps its 270-hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Prices start at $21,500.

– By: Omar Rana