Compare 1997 Hyundai Sonata vs 1997 Nissan Maxima

1997 Hyundai Sonata
1997 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 27 $14,159 $15,549
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 20 27 $14,650 $16,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic V6 18 24 $15,546 $17,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic V6 18 24 $16,240 $18,549
Sonata 4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $13,368 $14,749
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 28 $21,628 $24,299
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 22 27 $20,739 $23,299
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,159
$23,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,549
$26,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$448 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.3 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
57.9 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
27.1 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 14.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.12 x .87 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.9 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.6 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.06 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P205/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2966 3085
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 6000 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
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)
2.176 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.488 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.007 3.62
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.685 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.551 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Nissan Maxima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GLE
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Macpherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut

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