Compare 1997 Nissan Altima vs 1997 Buick Skylark

1997 Nissan Altima
1997 Buick Skylark
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4-Door Sedan Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
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4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,091
$15,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,649
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 49.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 89.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 53.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 55.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13.3
Brakes
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)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 13.96
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2800 3015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 14 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 13.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L82
Displacement
2.4L/146 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 155 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.29 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.85 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan XE 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Buick Skylark
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Twist Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32

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