Compare 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee vs 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
1997 Nissan Pathfinder
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4-Door Laredo
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Laredo 16 21 $23,155 $25,545
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Laredo 4WD 15 20 $24,923 $27,515
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Limited 16 21 $28,272 $31,360
Grand Cherokee 4-Door Limited 4WD 15 20 $30,445 $33,790
Grand Cherokee 4-Door TSi 16 21 $25,047 $27,695
Grand Cherokee 4-Door TSi 4WD 15 20 $26,815 $29,665
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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
$23,155
$26,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,545
$29,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicles 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.1 92.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 31.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 56.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.0 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 63.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.75 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
105.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.5 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.58 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
177.1 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.9 38.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 35.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 63.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79.3 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)
- TBD - 37.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 11.6 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Power Recirculation-Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
12.7 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 P235/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
TMD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD NA
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3582 3895
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.0 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 2400 196 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
ERH NA
Displacement
4.0L/242 3.3L/200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 4600 168 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 16
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
42RE Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.55
Trans Order Code
DGB NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.74 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Jeep Grand Cherokee Nissan Pathfinder
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door LE
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bars w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Quadra Coil w/F/R Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer Bars w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Link Coil w/F/R Rigid 5-Link

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