Compare 1998 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1998 Ford Contour

1998 Volkswagen Jetta
1998 Ford Contour
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,242 $14,595
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,242 $14,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,651 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,651 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 29 $14,522 $15,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic K2 22 29 $14,691 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Manual K2 24 31 $14,691 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic Wolfsburg 22 29 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Manual Wolfsburg 24 31 $15,214 $16,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,341 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,341 $16,945
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,335 $20,955
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,335 $20,955
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 24 35 $13,544 $14,460
4-Door Sedan SE 24 35 $14,585 $15,955
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,375 $22,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,242
$13,544
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,595
$14,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$241 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.5 90.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 184.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.0 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 106.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.24 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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- 8.0 x 1.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.78
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 14.52
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 36.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T72
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T72
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)
2679 2769
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 7.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 110
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 125 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 993
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.45
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.77
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.84
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Ford Contour
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan LX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep MacPherson

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