Compare 1998 Nissan Altima vs 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

1998 Nissan Altima
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 22 30 $17,897 $19,890
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 22 30 $16,373 $17,990
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 31 $15,646 $17,190
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 22 30 $17,358 $19,290
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 31 $16,638 $18,490
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 22 30 $15,025 $15,790
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 31 $14,265 $14,990
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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
$17,897
$13,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,890
$14,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.5 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 87.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.9 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 173.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D15 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)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3012 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 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)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GLE 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Independent

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