Compare 1998 Chevrolet Prizm vs 1998 Suzuki Esteem

1998 Chevrolet Prizm
1998 Suzuki Esteem
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 31 37 $11,560 $12,143
4-Door Sedan Lsi 31 37 $13,566 $14,714
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4-Door Sedan GL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 30 37 $11,398 $11,999
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 27 34 $12,348 $12,999
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 30 37 $12,443 $13,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 27 34 $13,393 $14,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX+ 27 34 $14,153 $14,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,560
$11,398
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,143
$11,999
Monthly Payment Estimate
$202 / month
$200 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.2 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.8 85.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 48.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 50.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 25.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 56.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
174.2 165.2
Height, Overall (in)
53.7 53.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.1 97.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.04 x 0.87 9.17 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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)
7.9 x - TBD - 7.87 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.27 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
34.1 34.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.2 32.2
Steering Type
Power Power
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P175/65R14 P175/70R13
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P175/65R14 P175/70R13
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2403 2227
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 5.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 13 x 5.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.2 4.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 390
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 70
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/108 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
120 @ 5600 95 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 4400 99 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.3 7.48
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.28
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.89
Trans Order Code
MM5 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/4th & Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Prizm Suzuki Esteem
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4dr Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil Springs w/coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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