Compare 1998 Toyota Avalon vs 1998 Mercury Grand Marquis

1998 Toyota Avalon
1998 Mercury Grand Marquis
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4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL 21 30 $21,368 $24,408
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 30 $22,104 $25,248
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 17 24 $20,637 $22,090
4-Door Sedan LS 17 24 $22,366 $23,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,368
$20,637
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,408
$22,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$407 / month
$368 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 60.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 58.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.1 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.5 109.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 63.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
191.9 211.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 65.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.1 114.7
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.5 78.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.4 20.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 1.1 12.4 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.4 11.1 x 0.55
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 43.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 40.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive Pwr Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.98 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T2A
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P225/60SR16
Spare Tire Size
P205/65HR15 T145/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA T2A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P225/60SR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3429 3917
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 4.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.8 13.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 200 @ 4250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4400 275 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.0L/183 4.6L/281
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.30 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.43 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Mercury Grand Marquis
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GS
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 30.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 1.12
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Watt's Linkage
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs

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