1998 Dodge Neon Trims and Specs

2 Dr Competition Coupe
Original MSRP: $11,600
Airbags Dual front airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Power steering
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $11,600 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 2.0L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$11,600
Invoice$12,661

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 133 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.4 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Coming in as the least expensive Neon, the 1998 Dodge Neon Competition Coupe has little in the way of creature comforts or even loaded options. Like the sedan counterpart, it's low to ... Read More
Coming in as the least expensive Neon, the 1998 Dodge Neon Competition Coupe has little in the way of creature comforts or even loaded options. Like the sedan counterpart, it's low to the ground and focused on the driving experience, rather than practicality. It houses the twin-cam 2.0-liter, 150-hp I4 with a 5-speed manual transmission. Dual front airbags are about your only safety feature. A center console, intermittent wipers, and power steering round out the basic elements.
For a sportier image, you can add on a tachometer and leather steering wheel and shifter trim. Air conditioning and ABS brakes are also extra. Sporty, with good handling and cornering, an engine that becomes energetic in such a lightweight car are what attracts 1998 Neon Competition Coupe drivers. It is affordable, roomy, and fun. Some complain about the cheap material that breaks or shows wear and tear easily, a noisy ride, and a small gas tank.
4 Dr Competition Sedan
Original MSRP: $11,800
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Power steering
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $11,800 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 132 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$11,800
Invoice$12,688

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 132 hp I4
Power 132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 129 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.2 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
As its flashy name suggests, the 1998 Dodge Neon Competition Sedan is actually a bare-bones Neon focusing on performance for this four-door economy car, even if it's in name only. It i... Read More
As its flashy name suggests, the 1998 Dodge Neon Competition Sedan is actually a bare-bones Neon focusing on performance for this four-door economy car, even if it's in name only. It is stocked with the 2.0-liter, 132-hp I4 engine matched to a 5-speed manual (or optional 3-speed automatic) and doesn't come with much else. Bucket seats, power steering, intermittent wipers, and dual front airbags are its main features.
To boost its attractiveness, there are options, though even these are limited. Air conditioning, rear defrost, tachometer, and a special competition package, which basically adds a lower suspension. 1998 Dodge Neon Competition Sedan owners admire the ride quality, saying the car is fast on the highway, with good acceleration and nice curving and maneuvering performance. The inside is roomy, and fuel economy great. Head gasket repairs dog the Neon during its lifetime. Owners also complain about the lack of options and that the car sits too low to the ground.
2 Dr Highline Coupe
Original MSRP: $11,855
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $11,855 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 2.0L 132 hp I4
2.0L I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$11,855
Invoice$10,617

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

2.0L 132 hp I4
Power 132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 129 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
2.0L I4

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.4 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Simply a two-door version of its sedan cousin, the 1998 Dodge Neon Highline Coupe is basically the same car with fewer doors and tighter access to the back seat. It is the base model c... Read More
Simply a two-door version of its sedan cousin, the 1998 Dodge Neon Highline Coupe is basically the same car with fewer doors and tighter access to the back seat. It is the base model coupe and features the single cam 2.0-liter, 132-hp I4 engine with 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission. It has the same basic features as the sedan, such as power steering, dual front airbags, intermittent wipers, and a console, but a lot of power features and luxuries such as cruise control and a sunroof come on the options list.
Small and lightweight, the 1998 Neon Highline coupe handles nicely on the road, with quick maneuverability and responsive steering. Decent gas mileage means it's a great car for first-time buyers or teenagers. However, some owners say they have spent a lot of money on constant repairs, particularly on the head gasket, which Dodge was aware of at the time. Wind noise is also an annoyance.
4 Dr Highline Sedan
Original MSRP: $12,055
10 national listings
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $12,055 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 132 hp I4
2.0L I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$12,055
Invoice$10,797

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

2.0L 132 hp I4
Power 132 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 129 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM
2.0L I4

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.2 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The 1998 Dodge Neon Highline sedan features the standard 2.0-liter, 132-hp I4 with a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic. The roomy, yet economical personal or family car features few ... Read More
The 1998 Dodge Neon Highline sedan features the standard 2.0-liter, 132-hp I4 with a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic. The roomy, yet economical personal or family car features few standard features, but enough to get you comfortably from A to B. Dual front airbags, intermittent wipers, radio, center console, rear defrost, and power steering are the basic elements, but you can add on ABS brakes, power locks, windows, and mirror, cruise control, a tachometer, air conditioning, and a sunroof. The 150-hp twin cam 2.0 I4 is also an option if you want more horsepower.
In terms of owner satisfaction, most 1998 Neon Highline sedan drivers like its handling, cornering, and zippy engine. Gas mileage and asking price make it an affordable first-time buy, and the interior has plenty of room thanks to the cab forward design. On the downside are head gasket problems and an outdated 3-speed automatic.
2 Dr Sport Coupe
Original MSRP: $12,955
1 national listing
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Exterior Features Rear spoiler · Special Graphics
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $12,955 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 2.0L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$12,955
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engine

2.0L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 133 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.4 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The 1998 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe is identical to the Sport Sedan, except that it has two doors instead of three, so it's really all about whether you want a sportier looking personal car... Read More
The 1998 Dodge Neon Sport Coupe is identical to the Sport Sedan, except that it has two doors instead of three, so it's really all about whether you want a sportier looking personal car or a more family/passenger-oriented one. In addition to the rocket twin cam 2.0-liter, 150-hp I4, the 1998 Neon Sport Coupe adds a rear spoiler and special badging to distinguish it from the lower-level coupes. A tachometer is standard, as are air conditioning and fog lights (in addition to what you get on the Highline). You can pair the engine with either a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic transmission.
For top-of-the-line models, add on power mirrors, windows, and locks, CD player, cruise control, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, and a sunroof. The 1998 Neon Sport Coupe is surprisingly quick, because of its size and weight. Drivers feel it's agile, easy to handle, and a lot of fun to take out on the highway, though uphill acceleration is not the best. Aftermarket parts are cheap and easy to install. Head gasket problems are a major headache for the Neon Sport, though would probably already be solved in a used car. Other complaints mention wind noise and the desire for a 6-speed manual transmission.
4 Dr Sport Sedan
Original MSRP: $13,280
2 national listings
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Brakes Power
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Exterior Features Rear spoiler · Special Graphics
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $13,280 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,280
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 133 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.2 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
What is the 1998 Dodge Neon Sport Sedan? Of course it's a faster, more powerful, and sportier version of the base Highline sedan. Instead of the single came 2.0 I4, it has a twin cam ... Read More
What is the 1998 Dodge Neon Sport Sedan? Of course it's a faster, more powerful, and sportier version of the base Highline sedan. Instead of the single came 2.0 I4, it has a twin cam version that gets 150-hp when paired with a 5-speed manual transmission. A 3-speed automatic is available, but not as much fun. Other standard elements distinct from the Highline are a rear spoiler, special badging, air conditioning, tachometer, and fog lights.
Options give you ABS brakes, power locks, windows, and mirrors, a sunroof, remote entry, CD changer, and tilt steering. Even at its unloaded level, however, the 1998 Neon Sport is a good combination of affordability and performance. Owners rate it high for its fun factor and surprising engine power. They feel it has lots of passenger and trunk room and good gas mileage. But many owners have had numerous mechanical problems (can you say head gasket?) with the Neon Sport and question its overall build quality.
2 Dr R/T Coupe
Original MSRP: $13,795
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Exterior Features Rear spoiler · Special Graphics
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Suspension Sport Suspension
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $13,795 MSRP
Body Style Coupe
Engine 2.0L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,795
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.0L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 133 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.4 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
The sportiest of the Neons in terms of look and road performance, the 1998 Dodge Neon R/T Coupe is based on the stock car competition Neon, and is aimed at those who want an affordable ... Read More
The sportiest of the Neons in terms of look and road performance, the 1998 Dodge Neon R/T Coupe is based on the stock car competition Neon, and is aimed at those who want an affordable racing-inspired car. Like the R/T sedan, the two-door coupe has special sports suspension and the twin-cam 2.0-liter, 150hp I4 engine mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, and dual stripes add to the racing image.
Inside, you get dual front airbags, air conditioning, console, rear defrost, intermittent wipers, and leather trim. ABS, power windows and locks, cruise control, sunroof, and remote keyless entry are all options. The 1998 Neon R/T Coupe is a pleasingly fun little rocket, thanks to its size, and most owners love the engine performance, sports-like handling, and tight cornering, all at an unbelievably low price. Aftermarket modifications are cheap and easy to do as well. Repairs (head gaskets), wind and road noise, and cheap materials are downsides.
4 Dr R/T Sedan
Original MSRP: $13,995
Adds to 2 Dr Competition Coupe:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Multi-function remote: trunk release · Power steering
Exterior Features Rear spoiler · Special Graphics
Instrumentation Tachometer
Lights Front fog lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Suspension Sport Suspension
Tires and Rims 14 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Rear defogger · Tinted
Price $13,995 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.0L 150 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$13,995
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
25MPG city
37MPG highway
3-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.0L 150 hp I4
Power 150 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque 133 lb-ft @ 5,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume12 gal
Front Legroom42.5 in
Back Legroom35.1 in
Wheelbase104 in
Length171.8 in
Width67.2 in
Height54.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Using the SCCA competition Neon as its starting point, a new performance trim is introduced this year, the 1998 Dodge Neon R/T Sedan. With a stiffer suspension and sports-tuned parts, ... Read More
Using the SCCA competition Neon as its starting point, a new performance trim is introduced this year, the 1998 Dodge Neon R/T Sedan. With a stiffer suspension and sports-tuned parts, this Neon is quick and nimble, thanks to the twin-cam 2.0-liter, 150-hp I4. It doesn't take much engine to set this lightweight sedan off. A 5-speed manual completes the drivetrain.
Other standard features are fog lights, air conditioning, rear spoiler, R/T badging and stripes, leather steering wheel trim, dual front airbags, and a rear defrost. If you really want an automatic, you can get a 3-speed from the options list, along with power locks and windows, remote entry, and a sunroof. 1998 Neon R/T drivers agree that it's got a lot of kick and sporty handling, taking corners expertly. Mileage is always good, and the price is right for those wanting a little performance for not much money. Overall reliability, resale value, and a noisy ride are the biggest complaints.