Compare 1998 Ford F-150 vs 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1998 Ford F-150
1998 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 14 18 $20,974 $24,075
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 15 18 $16,834 $19,205
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 15 18 $18,904 $21,640
F-150 Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 19 $18,275 $20,900
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XL 15 20 $13,995 $15,865
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XLT 15 20 $16,205 $18,465
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $21,229 $24,375
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $17,089 $19,505
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $19,159 $21,940
F-150 Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 19 $18,530 $21,200
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XL 15 20 $14,250 $16,165
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XLT 15 20 $16,460 $18,765
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $21,624 $24,840
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 15 18 $17,484 $19,970
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 15 18 $19,554 $22,405
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 19 $19,133 $21,910
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 15 20 $14,854 $16,875
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 15 20 $17,064 $19,475
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $23,231 $26,730
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $19,321 $22,130
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $21,701 $24,930
F-150 Supercab 139" Lariat 16 19 $20,617 $23,655
F-150 Supercab 139" XL 15 20 $16,133 $18,380
F-150 Supercab 139" XLT 15 20 $18,547 $21,220
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $23,486 $27,030
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XL 14 18 $19,576 $22,430
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 14 18 $21,956 $25,230
F-150 Supercab 157" Lariat 16 19 $20,872 $23,955
F-150 Supercab 157" XL 15 20 $16,388 $18,680
F-150 Supercab 157" XLT 15 20 $18,802 $21,520
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $23,812 $27,415
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $19,864 $22,770
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $22,282 $25,615
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 19 $21,262 $24,415
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XL 15 20 $16,779 $19,140
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 15 20 $19,193 $21,980
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 15 20 $13,565 $14,835
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 15 18 $16,399 $18,055
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 15 20 $13,820 $15,125
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 15 18 $16,653 $18,345
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 15 20 $15,593 $17,140
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,779 $20,760
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 15 20 $15,849 $17,430
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $19,035 $21,050
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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
$20,974
$18,676
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,075
$20,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$401 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 31 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 95
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
- 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 106.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 68.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.0 -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 -
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 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 184.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
58.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.1 @ Belt -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 -
Tailgate Width (in)
65.2 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.98
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.5 18.5
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.28 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.45 37.4
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P195/65R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
692 -
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
692 -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P195/65R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
692 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 - TBD -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1705 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2700 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7,800 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2530 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3236
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.9 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4500 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas I4
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3250 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
996 NA
Displacement
4.6L/281 1.8L/109
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Elect w/Tiptronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 1.99
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
Warner 44-06 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.66
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 -
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.74
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Volkswagen Passat
Body Code
120.2" WB -
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2700 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Twin Forged SLA -
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 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Four-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size

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