Compare 1998 Honda Accord vs 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

1998 Honda Accord
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
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2-Door Coupe EX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Automatic w/Leather 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual 25 31 $18,380 $20,800
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX Manual w/Leather 25 31 $19,396 $21,950
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX ULEV Automatic 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe EX ULEV Automatic w/Leather 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Automatic 23 30 $16,868 $19,090
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe LX Manual 25 31 $16,161 $18,290
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe V6 EX Automatic 20 28 $21,340 $24,150
Accord Coupe 2-Door Coupe V6 LX Automatic 20 28 $19,042 $21,550
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 22 22 $14,050 $15,900
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 24 31 $13,343 $15,100
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic V6 20 28 $21,340 $24,150
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Automatic w/Leather 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual 25 31 $18,380 $20,800
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX Manual w/Leather 25 31 $19,396 $21,950
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX ULEV Automatic 23 30 $19,086 $21,600
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan EX ULEV Automatic w/Leather 23 30 $20,103 $22,750
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic 23 30 $16,868 $19,090
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic V6 20 28 $19,042 $21,550
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Automatic w/ABS 23 30 $17,398 $19,690
Accord Sedan 4-Door Sedan LX Manual 25 31 $16,161 $18,290
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $13,242 $14,595
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $13,242 $14,595
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $15,341 $16,945
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $15,341 $16,945
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 25 $19,335 $20,955
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 19 26 $19,335 $20,955
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GT Automatic 22 29 $13,651 $14,990
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GT Manual 24 31 $13,651 $14,990
Jetta 4-Door Sedan K2 Automatic 22 29 $14,691 $15,995
Jetta 4-Door Sedan K2 Manual 24 31 $14,691 $15,995
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual 40 29 $14,522 $15,770
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Wolfsburg Aut 22 29 $15,214 $16,500
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Wolfsburg Automatic 22 29 $15,214 $16,500
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Wolfsburg Manual 24 31 $15,214 $16,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,086
$13,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,600
$14,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
31.4 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.4 87.5
Second Hip Room (in)
46.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.4 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
186.8 173.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x -TBD-
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 Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 32.8
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.11 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.09 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.97 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4900 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/137 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.620 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.528 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.931 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)
1.863 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.427 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.466 4.53
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Cpe Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
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)
0.67 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent

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