Compare 1997 Nissan Trucks 4WD vs 1997 Dodge Ram

1997 Nissan Trucks 4WD
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Reg Cab XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab XE 17 19 $14,921 $16,199
King Cab XE 17 19 $16,439 $18,049
King Cab SE 17 19 $18,008 $19,999
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Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,921
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,199
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$270 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 65.6
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.3 8.8
Cab to Axle (in)
35.4 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 31.0
Overhang, Front (in)
28.5 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
97.5 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
174.6 199.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.7 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 118.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
41.7 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
73.8 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.8 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.1 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.4
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 Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.02 11.6 x 1.26
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
RH Rear Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
15.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.6
Steering Type
Pwr Recirculating Ball Power
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
555 713
Spare Tire Size
NA P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1803
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
555 713
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1803
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TRW
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1803
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 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)
NA 700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2500 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1985 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5200 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2850 3606
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1465 1680
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
720 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
60 117
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3600 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA EHC
Displacement
2.4L/146 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5200 175 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA DDC
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
Fuji Univance NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
1.00 NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
2.02 NA
Drivetrain
Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.57
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Trucks 4WD Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
104.3" WB 119" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab XE Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.63 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3650
Suspension Type - Rear
Rigid Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.63 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 31.8
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Dbl Wishbone Wide Track
Frame
Frame Type
Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder

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