Compare 1997 Ford F-150 vs 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Ford F-150
1997 Volkswagen Passat
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Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
F-150 Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
F-150 Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
F-150 Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
F-150 Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
F-150 Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
F-150 Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
F-150 Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
F-150 Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
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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
$20,634
$19,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,740
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 45.1
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 -TBD-
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
- 37.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- -TBD-
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
203.7 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.4 56.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 103.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 67.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.0 -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 181.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 56.2
Liftover Height (in)
- -TBD-
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
58.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.1 @ Belt -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 -
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.03 x 2.25 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - 11.3 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.45 38.2
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.28 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
695 -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P215/50R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
695 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P215/50R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
695 -
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16SL -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 -TBD-
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 -TBD-
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1705 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2700 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7,800 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2530 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.9 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3250 173 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 2.8L/170
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4500 172 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 -
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 1.44
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
Warner 44-06 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.63
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Code
120.2" WB -
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 -TBD-
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 -TBD-
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 0.94
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2700 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Twin Forged SLA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size

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