Compare 1999 Nissan Altima vs 1999 Volkswagen Jetta

1999 Nissan Altima
1999 Volkswagen Jetta
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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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4-Door Sedan Automatic GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 28 $13,500 $14,845
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,500 $14,845
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,522 $15,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic Wolfsburg 22 28 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Manual Wolfsburg 24 31 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,335 $20,955
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,402
$13,500
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,990
$14,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 87.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 173.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x -TBD- 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2859 2679
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 70
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
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 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.85 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.82 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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