Compare 1998 Buick Regal vs 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1998 Buick Regal
1998 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Regal 4-Door Sedan GS 17 27 $21,767 $23,790
Regal 4-Door Sedan LS 19 30 $19,256 $21,045
Regal 4-Door Sedan LS 25th Anniversary 19 30 $19,164 $20,945
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4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 21 31 $18,676 $20,750
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 23 32 $18,676 $20,750
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Automatic 31 44 $19,078 $21,200
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Manual 39 50 $19,078 $21,200
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic 18 29 $20,855 $23,190
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Manual 20 29 $20,855 $23,190
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 29 $23,589 $26,250
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 20 29 $23,589 $26,250
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLS Automatic 21 31 $19,167 $21,300
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLS Manual 23 32 $19,167 $21,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,767
$18,676
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$20,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.8 95
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
196.2 184.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.6 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
109.0 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 68.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.3 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.4 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.4
Steering Type
Variable-Effort Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.39 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P195/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3562 3236
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.7 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
770 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 5200 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 3600 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
L67 NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Elect w/Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.39 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower Control Arm Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent

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