Compare 1998 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1998 Nissan Altima

1998 Volkswagen Jetta
1998 Nissan Altima
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
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 XE Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 31 $14,265 $14,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 22 30 $15,025 $15,790
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 31 $15,646 $17,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 22 30 $16,373 $17,990
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 31 $16,638 $18,490
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 22 30 $17,358 $19,290
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 22 30 $17,897 $19,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,242
$14,265
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,595
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 55.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.5
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.5 93.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 56.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.0 58.9
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 13.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.9 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x -TBD- 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2679 2858
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.85
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Nissan Altima
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan XE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs

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