What Changed

For 1997 the Altima will come with standard leather interior on the GLE model. A 1997.5 limited edition package will be offered on the GXE model. Changes for the limited edition include updated wheels, a security system and special badging.

Comparison to Prior Model

1997 Nissan Altima 1996 Nissan Altima
1997 Nissan Altima 1996 Nissan Altima
Price Range ($)
Length (in) 180.5
Wheelbase (in) 103.1
Width (in) 67.1
Height (in) 55.9
Track (in) 57.7
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 336.9
Curb Weight (lbs.) 2853-3032
Legroom Total (in.) 77.3
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 93.9
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0
Driven Wheels
  • FWD
  • 2.4l I4 (150-bhp)
Transmissions A4, M5
City MPG
Highway MPG
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