Compare 1998 Volkswagen Passat vs 1998 Ford Taurus

1998 Volkswagen Passat
1998 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 31 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 23 32 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS TDI 31 44 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS TDI 39 50 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 31 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 32 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 29 $23,589 $26,250
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 20 29 $23,589 $26,250
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 101.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 197.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 15.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.98 10.8 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 16.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65R15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 3294
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 540
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Elect w/Tiptronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.77
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 36
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Quadralink

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