Compare 1997 Nissan Trucks 2WD vs 1997 Dodge Dakota

1997 Nissan Trucks 2WD
1997 Dodge Dakota
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Std Reg Cab Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Std Reg Cab Manual 21 25 $10,587 $10,999
Reg Cab Manual XE 21 25 $12,377 $12,999
Reg Cab Automatic XE 19 23 $13,330 $13,999
King Cab Manual XE 21 25 $13,495 $14,649
King Cab Automatic XE 19 23 $14,416 $15,649
King Cab Manual SE 21 25 $15,528 $17,049
King Cab Automatic SE 19 23 $16,439 $18,049
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,587
$11,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,999
$12,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$212 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 56.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.7 49.4
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 8.5
Cab to Axle (in)
35.4 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
65.0 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 30.0
Overhang, Front (in)
28.5 34.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
97.5 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
174.6 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.1 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
62.0 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 44.7
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.8 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.8 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.1 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear-Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 15.0
Fuel Tank Location
RH Rear Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Manual Recirculating Ball Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
25.6 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1583
Front Tire Size
P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
616 755
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1583
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TMD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
616 755
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R14 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 755
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1583
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TMD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 400
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1270 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2200 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1600 1852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4400 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2544 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.6 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
60 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
720 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3600 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA EPE
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 120 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 4.22
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA DDQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Trucks 2WD Dodge Dakota
Body Code
104.3" WB 112" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Dbl Wishbone Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3000
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 2700
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Solid Semi-Floating Hypoid
Frame
Frame Type
Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder

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