Compare 1998 Volkswagen Passat vs 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix

1998 Volkswagen Passat
1998 Pontiac Grand Prix
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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 SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 29 $17,197 $18,795
4-Door Sedan SE 1SG 20 29 $17,930 $19,575
2-Door Coupe GT 19 30 $18,679 $20,415
4-Door Sedan GT 19 30 $18,908 $20,665
4-Door Sedan SE 1SH 19 30 $19,487 $21,275
2-Door Coupe GT 1SG 19 30 $19,741 $21,575
4-Door Sedan GT 1SG 19 30 $19,945 $21,775
4-Door Sedan GT 1SH 18 27 $22,235 $24,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$17,197
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$18,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 57.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 99.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 58.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 54.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 110.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 196.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 16.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.9 x 0.43
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 10.8 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 15.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65R15 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA QIN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QIN
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 3335
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 11.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L82
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.1L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Elect w/Tiptronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.29
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan SE
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Pontiac Grand Prix
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.68
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Tri-Link

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