Compare 1999 Pontiac Grand Am vs 1999 Volkswagen New Golf

1999 Pontiac Grand Am
1999 Volkswagen New Golf
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2-Door Coupe SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 22 30 $14,758 $16,130
4-Door Sedan SE 22 30 $15,124 $16,530
2-Door Coupe SE1 22 30 $16,039 $17,530
4-Door Sedan SE1 20 28 $16,405 $17,930
2-Door Coupe SE2 20 28 $17,467 $19,090
2-Door Coupe GT 20 28 $17,558 $19,190
4-Door Sedan SE2 20 28 $17,833 $19,490
4-Door Sedan GT 20 28 $17,924 $19,590
2-Door Coupe GT1 20 28 $18,931 $20,690
4-Door Sedan GT1 20 28 $19,297 $21,090
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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
$14,758
$13,753
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,130
$14,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$269 / month
$248 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 33.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.0 88.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
49.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 3.9
Length, Overall (in)
186.3 163.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 18.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x 0.35
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 11.3 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.7 15.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D15 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
QCD NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3066 2723
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 5.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4400 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
LD9 NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.36
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.12
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Hatchback GL
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Am Volkswagen New Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Tri-Link Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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