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1998 Nissan President vs. 1997 Toyota Corolla

To start off, 1998 Nissan President is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1997 Toyota Corolla. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1997 Toyota Corolla would be higher. At 4,494 cc (8 cylinders), 1998 Nissan President is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1998 Nissan President (267 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 196 more horse power than 1997 Toyota Corolla. (71 HP @ 4600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1998 Nissan President should accelerate faster than 1997 Toyota Corolla. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1998 Nissan President weights approximately 645 kg more than 1997 Toyota Corolla. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1998 Nissan President is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1998 Nissan President. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 1997 Toyota Corolla, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1998 Nissan President (394 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 256 more torque (in Nm) than 1997 Toyota Corolla. (138 Nm @ 2600 RPM). This means 1998 Nissan President will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1997 Toyota Corolla.

Compare all specifications:

1998 Nissan President 1997 Toyota Corolla
Make Nissan Toyota
Model President Corolla
Year Released 1998 1997
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4494 cc 1998 cc
Engine Cylinders 8 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 267 HP 71 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 4600 RPM
Torque 394 Nm 138 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 2600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type Rear Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1890 kg 1245 kg
Vehicle Length 5230 mm 4110 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1390 mm
Wheelbase Size 3040 mm 2470 mm


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