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 Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 189.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/65SR15
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 3012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 4.0
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 - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
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
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GXE
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Nissan Maxima
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Beam
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

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