Compare 1997 Toyota Camry vs 1997 Volkswagen Passat

1997 Toyota Camry
1997 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 23 30 $15,277 $17,248
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 23 31 $14,568 $16,448
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE V6 Manual 20 28 $17,103 $19,308
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE Automatic 23 30 $17,446 $19,928
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE V6 Automatic 20 28 $19,469 $22,238
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE Automatic 23 30 $19,152 $21,878
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE V6 Automatic 20 28 $21,088 $24,088
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4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
Passat 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Automatic 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn GLX Manual 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
Passat 4-Door Wgn TDI Manual 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,277
$19,694
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,248
$21,890
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$365 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.5 45.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 98.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 181.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.4 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 56.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.2 103.3
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 58.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 14.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 1.1 11.3 x -TBD-
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 38.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.7 -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P215/50R15
Spare Tire Size
P195/70R14 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P215/50R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3042 3142
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4400 173 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 2.8L/170
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 5200 172 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut

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