null 1997 Nissan Sentra

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Nissan Sentra specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Nissan Sentra warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$11,499$13,649$14,799
    Invoice *$10,950$12,714$13,402
    Engine1.6L I-4 115 HP1.6L I-4 115 HP1.6L I-4 115 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City29.1 mpg29.1 mpg29.1 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy39.2 mpg39.2 mpg39.2 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine1.6L I-4 115 HP1.6L I-4 115 HP1.6L I-4 115 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Axle Ratio3.823.823.82
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank13.2 gal.13.2 gal.13.2 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-linkmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/Arear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels13.0 " steel13.0 " steel13.0 " steel
    Front TiresP155/80SR13.0BSW ASP175/70SR13.0BSW ASP175/70SR13.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seatsbenchbench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimvinylvinylcloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity MirrorsN/AN/Apassenger
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo LightN/AN/Acargo light
    Front Air ConditioningN/Amanualmanual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioN/AAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan
    SpeakersN/A44
    AntennaN/Afixedfixed
    Cruise ControlN/AN/Awith steering wheel controls
    Door Locksmanualmanualpower
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/Amechanicalmechanical
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/Amechanicalmechanical
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Front Windowsmanualmanualpower
    Rear Windowsmanualmanualpower
    1-Touch OpenN/AN/Adriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersfixed intervalvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume10.7 cu.ft.10.7 cu.ft.10.7 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length170.1 "170.1 "170.1 "
    Exterior Width66.6 "66.6 "66.6 "
    Exterior Height54.5 "54.5 "54.5 "
    Wheelbase100 "100 "100 "
    Front Tread58 "58 "58 "
    Rear Tread57 "57 "57 "
    Turning Radius17.1 '17.1 '17.1 '
    Curb Weight2,315 lbs.2,360 lbs.2,379 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,001 lbs.1,001 lbs.1,001 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.33.33.33
    Front Legroom42.3 "42.3 "42.3 "
    Rear Legroom32.4 "32.4 "32.4 "
    Front Headroom39.1 "39.1 "39.1 "
    Rear Headroom36.5 "36.5 "36.5 "
    Front Hiproom50.1 "50.1 "50.1 "
    Rear Hiproom52.8 "52.8 "52.8 "
    Front Shoulder Room53.2 "53.2 "53.2 "
    Rear Shoulder Room53.1 "53.1 "53.1 "
    Passenger Volume87 cu.ft.87 cu.ft.87 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume10.7 cu.ft.10.7 cu.ft.10.7 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersblackbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside MoldingsN/AN/Ablack
    Grille Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsmanual driverdual manualdual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles60/60,00060/60,00060/60,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Nissan Sentra safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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