Compare 1996 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 1996 Volkswagen Passat

1996 GMC Sierra 1500
1996 Volkswagen Passat
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Club Coupe 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,361 $17,556
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,753 $20,290
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,186 $18,499
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 155.5" WB 4WD 14 19 $18,431 $21,064
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe Sportside 141.5" WB 17 22 $15,809 $18,068
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,114 $20,702
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 22 $13,559 $15,496
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,100 $18,401
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 22 $13,804 $15,776
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,362 $18,700
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 22 $14,270 $16,309
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,592 $18,963
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4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic N/A N/A $16,657 $18,490
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual N/A N/A $16,657 $18,490
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic N/A N/A $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual N/A N/A $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual N/A N/A $17,498 $19,430
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Automatic N/A N/A $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Manual N/A N/A $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn TDI Manual N/A N/A $17,882 $19,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,361
$16,657
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,556
$18,490
Monthly Payment Estimate
$293 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 -
Front Hip Room (in)
60.0 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 -
Passenger Capacity
5 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Second Hip Room (in)
64.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.1 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 -
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
141.5 -
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.2 -
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.0 -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
36.7 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
135.0 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.2 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 -
Tailgate Width (in)
62.0 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
40.5 -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.4 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA -
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.25 -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.57 x 1.25 -
Brake Type
Power -
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 -
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
50.9 -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.6 -
Steering Type
Power -
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 -
Front Tire Order Code
XFN -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFN -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
YFN -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
400 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4000 -
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1711 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2410 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.1 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 -
Fuel System
SFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 2800 -
Engine Order Code
L31 -
Displacement
5.7L/350 -
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 4600 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 -
Trans Order Code
M30 -
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, -
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Type
4 -
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic -
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 -
Body Code
E63 -
Body Style
Club Coupe 6.5' Wideside -
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -

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