Compare 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass vs 1998 Ford Taurus

1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1998 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GL 20 29 $16,287 $17,800
4-Door Sedan GLS 20 29 $17,773 $19,425
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,287
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,800
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$297 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 101.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 197.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 15.8
Brakes
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.86 x 1.77 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.78 x 1.02 10.8 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 38.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3074 3294
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
13.2 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3200 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
L82 99U
Displacement
3.1L/191 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 4800 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Cutlass Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 36
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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