Compare 1998 Honda Odyssey vs 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1998 Honda Odyssey
1998 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 $22,798 $25,800
Odyssey 5-Door 6-Passenger LX 21 26 $21,401 $24,220
Odyssey 5-Door 7-Passenger LX 21 26 $21,039 $23,810
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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
$22,798
$18,676
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,800
$20,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$430 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
40.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 41.5
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 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
151.2 95
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 55.8
Third Leg Room (in)
34.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
187.6 184.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
64.6 57.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 106.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 59.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.39 9.6 x 0.39
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 11.1 x 0.98
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/65R15
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 3236
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
PGM-FI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
152 @ 4700 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/137 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.528 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
0.976 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Elect w/Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.863 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.427 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.785 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.653 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent

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