Compare 1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette vs 1998 Ford Windstar Wagon

1998 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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4-Door Minivan Ext WB GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Minivan Ext WB GL 18 25 $21,778 $24,065
4-Door Minivan Reg WB GS 18 25 $22,109 $24,430
4-Door Minivan Ext WB GLS 18 25 $24,724 $27,320
4-Door Minivan Ext WB Premiere Edition 18 25 $27,697 $30,605
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120.7" WB 3.0L Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
120.7" WB 3.0L Base 18 25 $17,977 $19,380
120.7" WB GL 18 25 $19,156 $21,160
120.7" WB LX 17 24 $23,771 $26,405
120.7" WB Limited 17 24 $26,675 $29,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,778
$17,977
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,065
$19,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Special Purpose 2WD Special Purpose
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
64.3 61.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.8 60.9
Third Leg Room (in)
36.7 35.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 48.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.9 62.9
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.9 38.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 57.6
Third Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
N/A - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
120.0 120.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
40.7 40.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 75.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
201.4 201.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
50.5 52.8
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 68.5
Liftover Height (in)
25.0 23.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - 50.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
50.5 69.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
45.1 45.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
100.0 93.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
155.9 142.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA 26.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 20.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
48.3 48.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
62.4 59.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4 Wheel
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)
8.86 x 1.77 9.84 x 2.2
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.83 x 1.27 10.87 x 0.45
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.0 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.79 - 15.51 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 40.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.05 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T33
Front Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/70R15SL
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R15 T125/90R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T33
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70R15 P205/70R15SL
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3942 3762
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15.0 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.7 11.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5200 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 200 @ 3300
Engine Order Code
LA1 99U
Displacement
3.4L/205 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 44L
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.98
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Van 3-Door Passenger Van
Vehicle Name
Oldsmobile Silhouette Ford Windstar Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Axle Variable Rate Steel
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.42 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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