Compare 1997 Volkswagen Passat vs 1997 Dodge Stratus

1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Dodge Stratus
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4-Door Sedan Manual TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$13,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 95.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.1
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 71.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 186.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 108.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 15.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.9 x -TBD- NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- T125/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3009 2911
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 8.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 510
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
90 @ 3750 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Diesel I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
TDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 1900 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA ECB
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.13
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Dodge Stratus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Base
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 30.1
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 30.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA

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