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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 196.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 16.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 15.2
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QIN
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P205/70R15
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
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 3335
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 11.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 105
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 160 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 185 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA L82
Displacement
1.8L/109 3.1L/191
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Elect w/Tiptronic Electronic
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Pontiac Grand Prix
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan SE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Tri-Link
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

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