Compare 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 GMC Sierra 1500
1997 Volkswagen Passat
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Ext Cab 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,830 $18,092
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,284 $20,896
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,701 $19,087
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,155 $21,891
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,333 $18,667
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,787 $21,471
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,010 $16,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,635 $19,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,273 $16,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,898 $19,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,513 $16,587
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,138 $19,587
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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
$15,830
$19,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,092
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$302 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 45.1
Front Hip Room (in)
60.0 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
64.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.4 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 98.7
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 56.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
141.5 103.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.9 -
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 67.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 -
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 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.9 -
Liftover Height (in)
- -TBD-
Track Width, Front (in)
- 58.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 181.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 56.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.2 -
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 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Four-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.25 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.57 x 1.25 11.3 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 18.5
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
50.9 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.6 38.2
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 17.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.1
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
XFN NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFN NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/50R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
YFN NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/50R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 -TBD-
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 -TBD-
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 -TBD-
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
11,000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2464 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1709 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3142
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.1 9.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 120
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 2800 173 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
L31 NA
Displacement
5.7L/350 2.8L/170
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
255 @ 4600 172 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 2.71
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 1.44
Trans Order Code
M30 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.63
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Volkswagen Passat
Body Code
E63 -
Body Style
Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 -TBD-
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 -TBD-
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 0.94
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size

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