Compare 1997 Volkswagen Jetta vs 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1997 Volkswagen Jetta
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Jazz 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Manual Jazz 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic TREK 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Manual TREK 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic TDI N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
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4-Door Sedan SL Series I
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SL Series I 22 32 $13,930 $15,225
2-Door Coupe SC Series I 22 32 $14,113 $15,425
2-Door Coupe SC Series II 22 32 $15,532 $16,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,219
$13,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,570
$15,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$243 / month
$254 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 49.2
Second Leg Room (in)
31.5 34.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
87.5 88.2
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 50.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 37.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.0 55.3
Wheelbase (in)
97.4 103.4
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 68.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 55.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.8 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
173.4 187.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 53.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 14.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x -TBD- 7.87 x 1.77
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.33
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 37.2
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.8 13.96
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
32.8 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2749 2921
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.7 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
122 @ 3200 150 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LD9
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas L4
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- 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
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.57
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.71 2.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Oldsmobile Achieva
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GL 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 25
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.79 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion-Beam w/Coil Springs

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