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1997 Standard 4dr Sedan
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Price:   -  From $28,800


Introduced in May 1995, the I30, based on the Nissan Maxima, was developed to fill a gap in INFINITI's line in the high-volume and growing entry level segment of the luxury car market. The front-drive luxury sedan became the fourth car offered by Nissan Motor Corp.'s luxury division, which began selling cars in 1990. The I30 was planned to share features and styling cues from INFINITI's flagship Q45, but with a significantly lower base price of less than $30,000. Within INFINITI's current product line, the I30 is positioned between the entry level four-cylinder G20, which runs about $25,000, and the $36,000 rear-drive J30. The odds seemed stacked against the I30. Unsuc-cessful examples of badge engineering--taking the same basic car and selling it under two separate nameplates at different price points--are many. Additionally, the I30 competes in the crowded entry-luxury segment against some extremely strong contenders including the Lexus ES 300, the segment's volume leader, the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Mazda Millenia and now the Cadillac Catera. Nevertheless, the I30 has succeeded, and spectacularly. In less than two years on the market, the I30 has come to represent half of all INFINITI sales. A test drive in the Leather Appointed version of the 1997 I30, virtually unchanged since its introduction, helped us understand why buyers are attracted to its performance, luxury and price.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 190 HP / 205 ft.lbs.
Standard: 5-spd man w/OD
Available: 4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L V-6 / 190 HP / 205 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
20 / 25 / 22 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Non-independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Compact Steel
Fuel Tank
18.5 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.1 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
100 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
189.6 "
Exterior Width
69.7 "
Exterior Height
55.7 "
Front Headroom
40.1 "
Rear Headroom
37.4 "
Front Legroom
43.9 "
Rear Legroom
34.3 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
56.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,090 Lbs.
Wheel Base
106 "
Turning Radius
17.4 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
15.0 " Silver Aluminum
Monotone / Monotone With Badging
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote / Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel With Chrome Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(6-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(6-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Brand Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan
6 Brand
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 60,000 Miles
Major Components Months
72 Months / 70,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
84 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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