Compare 1997 Audi A4 vs 1997 Nissan Altima

1997 Audi A4
1997 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan 1.8L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan 1.8L Automatic 21 30 $20,246 $22,990
A4 4-Door Sedan 1.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 20 29 $20,246 $22,990
A4 4-Door Sedan 1.8L Manual N/A N/A $20,246 $22,990
A4 4-Door Sedan 1.8L Manual Quattro AWD N/A N/A $20,246 $22,990
A4 4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 28 $24,109 $27,430
A4 4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 18 27 $24,109 $27,430
A4 4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 19 27 $24,109 $27,430
A4 4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 26 $24,109 $27,430
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,246
$18,691
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$20,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.1 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.7 93.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
178.0 180.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.2 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.0 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.2 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.98 10.9 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2,987 2990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15" x 7" 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15" x 7" 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/107 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 150 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.096 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.999 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.730 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.665 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.407 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GLE
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion-Beam Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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