Compare 1997 Hyundai Sonata vs 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1997 Hyundai Sonata
1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 27 $14,159 $15,549
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 20 27 $14,650 $16,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic V6 18 24 $15,546 $17,349
Sonata 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic V6 18 24 $16,240 $18,549
Sonata 4-Door Sedan Manual 21 28 $13,368 $14,749
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
E-Class 4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,159
$34,710
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,549
$39,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$665 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.3 95
Second Hip Room (in)
57.1 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.9 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
185.0 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
27.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 70.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.12 x .87 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.4 x .4
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.7 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.6 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.06 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 215/55R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2966 3538
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 10.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90.0
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 6000 134 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4000 155 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/182.7
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 33
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.176 3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.488 2.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.007 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.685 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.551 3.59
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Macpherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone

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