Compare 1997 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1997 Buick Skylark

1997 Volkswagen Jetta
1997 Buick Skylark
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Jazz 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Manual Jazz 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic TREK 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Manual TREK 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic TDI N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
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4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan 22 32 $15,091 $15,970
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SC 20 29 $15,091 $15,970
2-Door Coupe Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
4-Door Sedan Custom SG 20 29 $16,461 $17,420
2-Door Coupe Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
4-Door Sedan Gran Sport SH 20 29 $17,028 $18,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,219
$15,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,570
$15,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$266 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.5 89.4
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 50.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 49.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 28.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.6
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 53.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.0 55.3
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 103.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x -TBD- 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 13.96
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.33
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2749 3015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 13.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 105
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 155 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L82
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.14 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Buick Skylark
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Dr Sdn Gran Sport
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Twist Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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