Compare 1997 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1997 Volkswagen Jetta
1997 Pontiac Grand Am
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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 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
4-Door Sedan SE 23 33 $13,550 $14,809
2-Door Coupe GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
4-Door Sedan GT 23 33 $14,753 $16,124
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,219
$13,838
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,570
$14,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$247 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.5 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 50.7
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 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 50.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 30.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 186.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.0 56.6
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 103.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.4
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- 7.9 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 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.3
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA QFB
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2749 2873
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 105
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 150 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 155 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LD9
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 33
Transmission
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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 MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.42
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 Pontiac Grand Am
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
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 Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut

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