Compare 1997 Honda Accord vs 1997 Nissan Altima

1997 Honda Accord
1997 Nissan Altima
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2-Door Coupe EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 23 29 $18,821 $21,300
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic w/Leather 23 29 $19,838 $22,450
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 25 32 $18,114 $20,500
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual w/Leather 25 32 $19,131 $21,650
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Automatic 23 30 $16,603 $18,790
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Manual 23 32 $15,896 $17,990
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe Special Edition Automatic 23 30 $17,849 $20,200
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 23 30 $14,050 $15,900
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 25 32 $13,343 $15,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 23 31 $18,998 $21,500
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic V6 19 25 $22,179 $25,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic w/Leather 23 31 $20,014 $22,650
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 25 31 $18,291 $20,700
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual w/Leather 25 31 $19,307 $21,850
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 23 30 $16,779 $18,990
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic V6 19 25 $19,882 $22,500
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic w/ABS 23 30 $17,530 $19,840
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 25 32 $16,073 $18,190
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan Special Edition Automatic 23 30 $18,026 $20,400
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan Value Pkg Automatic 23 30 $15,016 $16,995
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn EX Automatic VTEC 23 29 $19,908 $22,530
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn LX Automatic 21 26 $17,575 $19,890
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn LX Manual 23 28 $16,868 $19,090
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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
$18,821
$18,691
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$20,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
31.3 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.5 93.8
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 180.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Power 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)
10.2 x 0.91 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/90D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3031 2990
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 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
PGM-FI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4500 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/132 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5500 150 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.483 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.133 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.674 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.736 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.026 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.047 2.27
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GLE
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Nissan Altima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32

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