Compare 1998 Nissan Maxima vs 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1998 Nissan Maxima
1998 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 28 $23,943 $26,899
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 28 $20,814 $23,249
Maxima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 22 27 $19,470 $21,499
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 28 $21,806 $24,499
Maxima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 22 27 $20,916 $23,499
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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
$23,943
$18,676
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,899
$20,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.1 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.6 95
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.8 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.8 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
189.5 184.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.87 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.87 x 0.35 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR15 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D16 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3085 3236
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 6.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 90
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
190 @ 5600 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
205 @ 4000 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
Transmission
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Elect w/Tiptronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Maxima Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GLE 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Beam Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent

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