Compare 1997 Jeep Cherokee vs 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

1997 Jeep Cherokee
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2-Door SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 2-Door SE 20 23 $14,383 $15,300
Cherokee 2-Door SE 4WD 20 23 $15,782 $16,815
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 15 20 $16,225 $17,915
Cherokee 2-Door Sport 4WD 15 20 $17,574 $19,425
Cherokee 4-Door Country 15 20 $19,756 $21,905
Cherokee 4-Door Country 4WD 15 20 $21,110 $23,420
Cherokee 4-Door SE 20 23 $15,349 $16,340
Cherokee 4-Door SE 4WD 20 23 $16,744 $17,850
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 15 20 $17,156 $18,950
Cherokee 4-Door Sport 4WD 15 20 $18,505 $20,460
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4-Door LE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pathfinder 4-Door LE Automatic 16 20 $26,922 $29,899
Pathfinder 4-Door LE Automatic 4WD 15 19 $29,084 $32,299
Pathfinder 4-Door SE Automatic 4WD 15 19 $26,068 $28,949
Pathfinder 4-Door SE Manual 4WD 16 18 $25,167 $27,949
Pathfinder 4-Door XE Automatic 16 20 $21,520 $23,899
Pathfinder 4-Door XE Automatic 4WD 15 19 $23,321 $25,899
Pathfinder 4-Door XE Manual 17 20 $20,619 $22,899
Pathfinder 4-Door XE Manual 4WD 16 18 $22,420 $24,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,383
$26,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,300
$29,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$255 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicles 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 92.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 31.8
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
44.5 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
167.5 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 63.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.9 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.0 58.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71. 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
43.2 37.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
65.8 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.0 38.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 35.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 X 2.50 11.6 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.1 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.9 35.4
Steering Type
Power Recirculation-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/70R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/90D16 P235/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
TM6 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TM6 NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2947 3895
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
500 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
150 @ 3250 196 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EPE NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.3L/200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
125 @ 5400 168 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.10 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
9.125 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.74 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 1.55
Trans Order Code
DDQ NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door 4 Door LE
Vehicle Name
Jeep Cherokee Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Solid Axle Rigid 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Leaf Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra-Link Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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