Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 1997 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1997 Volkswagen Jetta Change
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GL Manual (CA/NY/MA)
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Engine

Trim

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 Manual TREK 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic TREK 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic TDI N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Manual Jazz 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic Jazz 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan SL Series I
Switch Style

Body Style

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SL Series I 22 32 $13,930 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SC Series I 22 32 $14,113 $15,425
2-Door Coupe SC Series II 22 32 $15,532 $16,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,219
$13,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,570
$15,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$254 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) -TBD- 49.2
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 34.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 87.5 88.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2 37.8
Second Hip Room (in) -TBD- 50.2
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 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.0 55.3
Wheelbase (in) 97.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in) -TBD- 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 68.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 187.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 53.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.0 14.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 15.2
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.33
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P185/60R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size Compact T115/70D14
Front 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) 2661 2921
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.7 10.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) -TBD- 600
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 122 @ 3200 150 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA LD9
Displacement 2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 115 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.46 2.92
Clutch Size (in) -TBD- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.81 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA Electronic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.17 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.94 1.57
Trans Order Code NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volkswagen Jetta Oldsmobile Achieva
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) -TBD- 25
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) -TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trailing Axle
 
© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.