Compare 1997 Honda Odyssey vs 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Honda Odyssey
1997 Volkswagen Passat
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5-Door 6-Passenger EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Odyssey 5-Door 6-Passenger EX 21 26 $22,577 $25,550
Odyssey 5-Door 6-Passenger LX 21 26 $21,180 $23,970
Odyssey 5-Door 7-Passenger LX 21 26 $20,818 $23,560
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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
$22,577
$19,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,550
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 45.1
Third Head Room (in)
37.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.3 -TBD-
Third Shoulder Room (in)
47.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.2 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.2 98.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 36.6
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 58.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.2 181.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
64.6 56.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 56.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 103.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 67.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
102.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.39 8.9 x -TBD-
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)
11.1 x 1.01 11.3 x -TBD-
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.6 38.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 17.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/50R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P215/50R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3142
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4500 173 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/132 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 5600 172 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.731 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)
1.081 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth 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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.566 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.428 3.63
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Van 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Odyssey Volkswagen Passat
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)
0.51 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent

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