Compare 1997 Nissan Altima vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Nissan Altima
1997 Pontiac Grand Am
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4-Door Sedan Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,091
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,649
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 50.2
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 56.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 53.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2800 2873
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LD9
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 150 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.85 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style
4 Door Sedan XE 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Trailing Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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