Compare 1997 Chevrolet Malibu vs 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Chevrolet Malibu
1997 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Malibu 4-Door Sedan N/A N/A $14,155 $15,470
Malibu 4-Door Sedan LS 20 29 $16,643 $18,190
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4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Automatic 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Manual 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn TDI Manual 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,155
$19,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,470
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$258 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
52.1 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
38.0 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.9 98.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.0 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
28.5 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 58.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.4 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 56.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.0 103.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.4 14.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.8 x 1.8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 11.3 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.2 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R15 P215/50R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R15 P215/50R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D14 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3051 3142
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
103 120
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 172 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 4400 173 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LD9 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.44
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Malibu Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.60 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam

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