Compare 1997 Honda Civic vs 1997 Nissan Sentra

1997 Honda Civic
1997 Nissan Sentra
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2-Door Coupe DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Automatic 29 35 $11,914 $13,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe DX Manual 32 38 $11,017 $12,280
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX "A" Automatic w/ABS 28 35 $14,938 $16,650
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 28 35 $14,400 $16,050
Civic 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 30 36 $13,682 $15,250
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX CVT 34 38 $12,920 $14,400
Civic 2-Door Coupe HX Manual 37 44 $12,022 $13,400
Civic 3-Door HB CX Automatic 29 35 $10,834 $11,550
Civic 3-Door HB CX Manual 32 38 $9,896 $10,550
Civic 3-Door HB DX Automatic 29 35 $11,484 $12,800
Civic 3-Door HB DX Manual 32 38 $10,587 $11,800
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 29 35 $12,053 $13,435
Civic 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 32 38 $11,335 $12,635
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 28 35 $15,503 $17,280
Civic 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 30 36 $14,785 $16,480
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 29 35 $13,616 $15,450
Civic 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 32 38 $12,898 $14,650
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 27 36 $14,670 $16,199
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GLE Manual 29 39 $14,172 $15,649
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 27 36 $14,127 $15,599
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 29 39 $13,402 $14,799
Sentra 4-Door Sedan Manual 29 39 $10,950 $11,499
Sentra 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 27 36 $13,459 $14,449
Sentra 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 29 39 $12,714 $13,649
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,914
$14,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,280
$16,199
Monthly Payment Estimate
$221 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.7 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.0 50.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.1 32.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85.2 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 53.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.2 99.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 22.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.6
Track Width, Front (in)
58.1 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.1
Length, Overall (in)
175.1 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 54.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 10.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.38 7.09 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.5 x .83 9.06 x 0.71
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.6 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 110
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2337 2500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 14 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
4.3 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
103 @ 4600 108 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6L/97 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
106 @ 6200 115 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.600 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.926 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.954 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.468 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.357 3.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.638 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GLE
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Indepenent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 1.13
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Beam

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