Compare 1997 Kia Sportage vs 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

1997 Kia Sportage
1997 Nissan Pathfinder
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4-Door Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 19 21 $14,087 $15,495
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 4WD 19 22 $15,320 $16,995
Sportage 4-Door Automatic 4WD EX 19 22 $15,745 $17,615
Sportage 4-Door Automatic EX 19 21 $14,775 $16,390
Sportage 4-Door Manual 19 22 $13,177 $14,495
Sportage 4-Door Manual 4WD 19 23 $14,410 $15,995
Sportage 4-Door Manual 4WD EX 19 23 $14,835 $16,615
Sportage 4-Door Manual EX 19 22 $13,865 $15,390
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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
$14,087
$26,922
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,495
$29,899
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$498 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
50.4 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 56.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 53.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
125.7 92.9
Second Leg Room (in)
31.1 31.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.7 58.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
159.3 178.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 50.6
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 63.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.7 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 68.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
55.4 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
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.8 38.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.31 x - TBD - 11.1 x 1.10
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 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)
9.84 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 18.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Recirculating Ball Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.54 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 P235/70R15
Spare Tire Size
P205/75R15 P235/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 P235/70R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3214 3895
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.9 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 90
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
127 @ 4000 196 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.3L/200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
130 @ 5500 168 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
2 Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.78 4.36
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 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)
2.83 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4-Speed 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door LE
Vehicle Name
Kia Sportage Nissan Pathfinder
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Bar Link Rigid 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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