Compare 1998 Volkswagen Passat vs 1998 Saab 900

1998 Volkswagen Passat
1998 Saab 900
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4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 31 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 23 32 $18,676 $20,750
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS TDI 31 44 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS TDI 39 50 $19,078 $21,200
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 31 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 23 32 $19,167 $21,300
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 18 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 29 $20,855 $23,190
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 29 $23,589 $26,250
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 20 29 $23,589 $26,250
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3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic w/Sunroof S 19 25 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual w/Sunroof S 21 27 $23,610 $24,500
5-Door Sedan Automatic S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Automatic w/Sunroof S 20 26 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan Manual S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
5-Door Sedan S Manual w/Sunroof S 22 28 $24,273 $26,955
3-Door Coupe Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $27,911 $30,995
3-Door Coupe Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $27,911 $30,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $28,811 $31,995
5-Door Sedan Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $28,811 $31,995
2-Door Convertible Automatic S 20 26 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Manual S 22 28 $32,665 $36,395
2-Door Convertible Turbo Automatic SE 19 24 $37,765 $42,195
2-Door Convertible Turbo Manual SE 20 27 $37,765 $42,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$23,610
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$24,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.28
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 34.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 89.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 52.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 56.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 102.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 67.4
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 56.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 182.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 24.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 10.16 X 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.98 11.34 X 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 -TBD-
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 3030
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -TBD-
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 170 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 185 @ 5750
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.37
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Elect w/Tiptronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 -TBD-
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 2.10
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Saab 900
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -TBD-
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent H-Formed

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