Compare 1997 Toyota Tercel vs 1997 Nissan Sentra

1997 Toyota Tercel
1997 Nissan Sentra
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2-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tercel 2-Door Sedan CE Automatic 29 34 $10,551 $11,198
Tercel 2-Door Sedan CE Manual 32 39 $10,080 $10,698
Tercel 2-Door Sedan Limited Edition Automatic 29 34 $10,551 $11,198
Tercel 2-Door Sedan Limited Edition Manual 32 39 $10,080 $10,698
Tercel 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 30 37 $11,936 $12,878
Tercel 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 32 39 $11,279 $12,168
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 27 36 $14,670 $16,199
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GLE Manual 29 39 $14,172 $15,649
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 27 36 $14,127 $15,599
Sentra 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 29 39 $13,402 $14,799
Sentra 4-Door Sedan Manual 29 39 $10,950 $11,499
Sentra 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 27 36 $13,459 $14,449
Sentra 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 29 39 $12,714 $13,649
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,551
$14,670
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,198
$16,199
Monthly Payment Estimate
$187 / month
$270 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 50.1
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 32.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.0 87.2
Second Hip Room (in)
49.0 52.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
161.8 170.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.1 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.3 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
93.7 99.8
Liftover Height (in)
25.0 22.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
64.8 66.6
Track Width, Front (in)
55.1 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.9 4.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.3 10.1
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)
7.1 x 1.0 7.09 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.3 x 0.7 9.06 x 0.71
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
11.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 34.1
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
33.5 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P175/65R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 110
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2080 2500
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.2 5.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
60 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
306 490
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
100 @ 4400 108 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5L/92 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
93 @ 5400 115 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
3 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GLE
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tercel Nissan Sentra
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.13 1.13
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 30

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