Compare 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1998 GMC Sierra 1500
1998 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 17 23 $16,209 $18,525
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $18,834 $21,525
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,905 $19,320
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,530 $22,320
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 15 20 $20,360 $23,269
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $22,985 $26,269
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,459 $16,525
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,084 $19,525
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,721 $16,825
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,346 $19,825
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,962 $17,100
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,587 $20,100
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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
$16,209
$18,676
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,525
$20,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 31 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
28.7 35.3
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.7
Second Hip Room (in)
66.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
60.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 95
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.9 -
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 68.5
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 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
70.6 57.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.6 -
Wheelbase (in)
141.5 106.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
- 184.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
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 11.1 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.6 37.4
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
50.9 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/65R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Rear Tire Order Code
YFL NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/65R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
XFL NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 -
Trailering
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)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6200 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1690 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7000 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2454 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3236
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 2800 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
L35 NA
Displacement
4.3L/262 1.8L/109
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4400 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.02 3.66
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
11 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.41
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Elect w/Tiptronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.10
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.99
Trans Order Code
MG5 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
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.73
Summary
Body Code
E63 -
Body Style
Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
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 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3500 -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 -
Axle Type - Front
NA -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Four-link
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size

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