Compare 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix vs 2001 Volkswagen Passat

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix
2001 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $18,716 $20,455
2-Door Coupe GT 20 30 $20,093 $21,960
4-Door Sedan GT 20 30 $20,230 $22,110
2-Door Coupe GTP 20 29 $23,286 $25,450
4-Door Sedan GTP 20 29 $23,451 $25,630
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4-Door Sedan Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $19,519 $21,450
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 24 31 $20,242 $22,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 20 29 $20,592 $22,525
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 20 29 $21,315 $23,325
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $21,868 $24,050
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $22,591 $24,850
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $22,941 $25,125
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 18 26 $23,664 $25,925
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $24,770 $26,875
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLS 17 24 $25,493 $27,675
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $25,626 $28,210
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 29 $26,348 $29,010
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $26,699 $29,285
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 18 26 $27,421 $30,085
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $28,528 $31,035
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic w/4Motion GLX 17 24 $29,250 $31,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,716
$19,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,455
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$341 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 95.3
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
27.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.5 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.5 184.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.4
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.3 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.6 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
QIN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
QIN NA
Front Tire Size
P205/70R15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3384 3122
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 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)
11.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 4000 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
LG8 NA
Displacement
3.1L/191 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5200 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.30
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)
2.39 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Independent

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