Compare 1998 Toyota Camry vs 1998 Volkswagen Passat

1998 Toyota Camry
1998 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 $15,712 $17,738
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 23 32 $15,003 $16,938
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE V6 Manual 20 28 $17,563 $19,828
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE Automatic 23 30 $17,699 $20,218
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE V6 Automatic 19 27 $19,748 $22,558
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE Automatic 23 30 $19,810 $22,628
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE V6 Automatic 19 27 $21,771 $24,868
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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
$15,712
$18,676
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,738
$20,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$296 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.4 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.5 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.9 95
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 184.1
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
24.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 68.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.8 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 4.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr 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 11.1 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 37.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 14.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/70R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3043 3236
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4400 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/132 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
133 @ 5200 150 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.81 3.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
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)
3.73 4.10
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Camry Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Four-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -

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