Compare 1998 Volkswagen Passat vs 1998 Toyota Camry

1998 Volkswagen Passat
1998 Toyota Camry
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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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4-Door Sedan Manual CE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 23 32 $15,003 $16,938
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 23 30 $15,712 $17,738
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual CE 20 28 $17,563 $19,828
4-Door Sedan Automatic LE 23 30 $17,699 $20,218
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 27 $19,748 $22,558
4-Door Sedan Automatic XLE 23 30 $19,810 $22,628
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 27 $21,771 $24,868
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,676
$15,003
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,750
$16,938
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$282 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 38.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 96.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 188.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 105.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.98 10.0 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3236 2999
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5700 133 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 1750 147 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.2L/132
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Elect w/Tiptronic NA
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.10 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.99 1.96
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.8
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.25
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Four-link NA

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