Compare 1997 Volkswagen Passat vs 1997 Dodge Stratus

1997 Volkswagen Passat
1997 Dodge Stratus
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4-Door Sedan Manual TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 26 37 $13,771 $14,990
4-Door Sedan ES 26 37 $15,369 $16,785
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,498
$13,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,430
$14,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$250 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
38 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
47 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
45.1 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.7 95.9
Second Hip Room (in)
-TBD- 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 54.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 108.0
Liftover Height (in)
-TBD- 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 71.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.4 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.4 5.6
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 186.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
8.9 x -TBD- NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x 1.3
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.79 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
-TBD- 38.6
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 37.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
-TBD- T125/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R14 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
-TBD- 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3009 2911
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
-TBD- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
-TBD- 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
-TBD- 510
Engine
Fuel System
TDI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 1900 129 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
NA ECB
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
90 @ 3750 132 @ 6000
Engine Type
Diesel I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
47 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
38 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.75 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
-TBD- 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.13
Trans Order Code
NA DD5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 2.83
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Base
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Dodge Stratus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
-TBD- 30.1
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
-TBD- 30.1
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 1.22
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent SLA

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