Compare 1998 Subaru Legacy vs 1998 Volkswagen Jetta

1998 Subaru Legacy
1998 Volkswagen Jetta
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4-Door GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip 21 26 $21,167 $23,595
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Limited Automatic 2.5L BY Equip 21 26 $22,314 $24,895
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Manual 2.5L DY Equip 21 26 $20,453 $22,795
Legacy Sedan 4-Door L Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
Legacy Sedan 4-Door L Manual 2.2L DQ Equip 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Brighton Automatic XA Equip 23 30 $16,502 $17,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Brighton Manual XA Equip 23 30 $15,788 $16,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door GT Automatic DY Equip 21 26 $21,787 $24,295
Legacy Wagon 5-Door GT Manual DY Equip 21 27 $21,073 $23,495
Legacy Wagon 5-Door L Automatic DQ Equip 23 30 $18,612 $20,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door L Manual DQ Equip 23 30 $17,898 $19,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Automatic OL Cold Equip 21 26 $21,255 $23,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Automatic OW Equip 21 26 $20,897 $23,295
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Limited Automatic RL Equip 21 26 $22,763 $25,395
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Limited Manual RL Equip 21 27 $22,049 $24,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Automatic B1 Eq 21 26 $22,763 $25,395
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Automatic w/Mnr 21 26 $23,822 $26,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Manual B1 Eq 21 27 $22,049 $24,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd Automatic w/Dual Mnrf BK 21 26 $23,822 $26,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Manual OL Cold Equip 21 27 $20,541 $22,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Manual OW Equip 21 27 $20,183 $22,495
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Postal RHD Automatic PA Equip 23 30 $16,720 $17,195
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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
$21,167
$13,242
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,595
$14,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 87.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 173.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Channel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3160 2679
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 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
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.71

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