Compare 1997 Nissan Altima vs 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

1997 Nissan Altima
1997 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GT Automatic 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GT Manual 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Jazz Automatic 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Jazz Manual 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TREK Automatic 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TREK Manual 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,691
$13,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,999
$14,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 31.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 87.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 173.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2990 2749
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
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)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GLE 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Independent

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