Compare 1999 Nissan Altima vs 1999 Pontiac Grand Am

1999 Nissan Altima
1999 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 31 $14,402 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 22 30 $15,171 $15,790
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 31 $15,798 $17,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 22 30 $16,532 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Manual SE-L 24 31 $16,798 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE-L 22 30 $17,526 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 22 30 $18,161 $19,990
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,402
$14,758
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$16,130
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$269 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 35.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 93.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 49.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 52.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 186.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 107.0
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 70.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 14.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.8 x 1.0
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x -TBD- 7.9 x 1.8
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCD
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCD
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2859 3066
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LD9
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 2.13
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
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.82 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Tri-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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