Compare 1997 Geo Prizm vs 1997 Nissan Sentra

1997 Geo Prizm
1997 Nissan Sentra
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 30 34 $12,223 $12,840
4-Door Sedan LSi 30 34 $12,433 $13,485
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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 29 39 $10,950 $11,499
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 29 39 $12,714 $13,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 27 36 $13,459 $14,449
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 29 39 $13,402 $14,799
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 27 36 $14,127 $15,599
4-Door Sedan Manual GLE 29 39 $14,172 $15,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 27 36 $14,670 $16,199
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,223
$10,950
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,840
$11,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$214 / month
$192 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 50.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.1 32.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.3 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.4 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 22.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.3 66.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
173.0 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 99.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.7 10.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - 7.09 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.04 x 0.87 9.06 x 0.71
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 Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.27 4.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
17.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 23.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
16.1 34.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P155/80R13
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P155/80R13
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 110
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2359 2300
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 4.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 70
Engine
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 5600 115 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
105 @ 4400 108 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
L01 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.3 7.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.29
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.96
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.93
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Geo Prizm Nissan Sentra
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs NA

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