Compare 1998 Volkswagen Passat vs 1998 Nissan Maxima

1998 Volkswagen Passat
1998 Nissan Maxima
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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 Manual GXE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 22 27 $20,916 $23,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 28 $21,806 $24,499
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$19,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$21,499
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 99.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 25.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 14.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.87 x 0.35
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.98 10.94 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65R15 T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65SR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65SR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 3012
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 356
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 205 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 190 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
NA 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.27
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.80
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Elect w/Tiptronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.85
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Beam

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