Compare 1998 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1998 Mazda Protege

1998 Volkswagen Jetta
1998 Mazda Protege
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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 Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 32 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 30 37 $11,473 $12,145
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 32 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 30 37 $12,516 $13,545
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 23 30 $13,974 $15,295
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 26 32 $13,974 $15,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,242
$11,473
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,595
$12,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.5 95.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.4
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 5.91
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 174.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 54.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.0 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 102.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 15.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x -TBD- 7.87 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 9.25 x 0.87
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P175/70SR13
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P175/70SR13
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 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)
2679 2478
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 13 x 5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 13 x 5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 306
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 70
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 92 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 96 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Type
4 AT1
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 2.333
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.540
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.058
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.700
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 2.800
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Mazda Protege
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Lower Control Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Twin Links

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