Compare 1999 Mercury Tracer vs 1999 Volkswagen New Golf

1999 Mercury Tracer
1999 Volkswagen New Golf
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 28 37 $10,837 $11,580
4-Door Sedan LS 28 37 $12,240 $13,120
4-Door Wagon LS 28 37 $13,336 $14,325
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2-Door HB Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Automatic GL 22 28 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB Manual GL 24 31 $13,753 $14,900
2-Door HB TDI Automatic GL 34 45 $14,937 $16,195
2-Door HB TDI Manual GL 42 49 $14,937 $16,195
4-Door HB Automatic GLS 22 28 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB Manual GLS 24 31 $15,078 $16,350
4-Door HB TDI Automatic GLS 34 45 $16,037 $17,400
4-Door HB TDI Manual GLS 42 49 $16,037 $17,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,837
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$11,580
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$193 / month
$248 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.0 33.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.2 88.0
Second Hip Room (in)
49.4 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
51.6 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.5 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
98.4 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.0 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
56.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.9
Length, Overall (in)
174.7 163.3
Height, Overall (in)
53.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.8 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.48 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.87 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.7 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Front Tire Size
P185/65R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
T71 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2469 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.85 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 3750 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
99P NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
110 @ 5000 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.83 2.12
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.85 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercury Tracer Volkswagen New Golf
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Hatchback GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.51 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam

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