Compare 1997 Honda Accord vs 1997 Volkswagen Golf

1997 Honda Accord
1997 Volkswagen Golf
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2-Door Coupe EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 23 29 $18,821 $21,300
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic w/Leather 23 29 $19,838 $22,450
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 25 32 $18,114 $20,500
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual w/Leather 25 32 $19,131 $21,650
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Automatic 23 30 $16,603 $18,790
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Manual 23 32 $15,896 $17,990
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe Special Edition Automatic 23 30 $17,849 $20,200
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 23 30 $14,050 $15,900
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 25 32 $13,343 $15,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 23 31 $18,998 $21,500
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic V6 19 25 $22,179 $25,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic w/Leather 23 31 $20,014 $22,650
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 25 31 $18,291 $20,700
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual w/Leather 25 31 $19,307 $21,850
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 23 30 $16,779 $18,990
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic V6 19 25 $19,882 $22,500
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic w/ABS 23 30 $17,530 $19,840
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 25 32 $16,073 $18,190
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan Special Edition Automatic 23 30 $18,026 $20,400
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan Value Pkg Automatic 23 30 $15,016 $16,995
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn EX Automatic VTEC 23 29 $19,908 $22,530
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn LX Automatic 21 26 $17,575 $19,890
Accord Wgn 5-Door Wgn LX Manual 23 28 $16,868 $19,090
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2-Door HB Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GTI 2-Door HB Base Automatic 22 29 $15,032 $16,320
GTI 2-Door HB Base Manual 24 31 $15,032 $16,320
GTI 2-Door HB VR6 19 25 $18,198 $19,710
GTI 2-Door HB VR6 Driver's Edition 19 25 $18,570 $20,070
Golf 4-Door HB GL Automatic 22 29 $12,432 $13,470
Golf 4-Door HB GL Manual 24 31 $12,432 $13,470
Golf 4-Door HB Jazz Automatic 22 29 $13,260 $14,270
Golf 4-Door HB Jazz Manual 24 31 $13,260 $14,270
Golf 4-Door HB K2 Automatic 22 29 $13,266 $14,275
Golf 4-Door HB K2 Manual 24 31 $13,266 $14,275
Golf 4-Door HB TREK Automatic 22 29 $13,343 $14,350
Golf 4-Door HB TREK Manual 24 31 $13,343 $14,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,821
$15,032
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,300
$16,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$355 / month
$272 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
31.3 31.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.5 86.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
185.6 160.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.7 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 17.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.39 10.1 x 0.79
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.91 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 32.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3031 2654
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 5.5 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4500 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/132 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5500 115 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.483 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.133 4.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.674 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.736 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.026 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.047 2.88
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-

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