Compare 2000 Ford Contour vs 2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan

2000 Ford Contour
2000 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
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4-Door Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual L 21 28 $17,470 $19,195
4-Door Automatic L 22 27 $18,192 $19,995
4-Door Manual GT 21 28 $20,681 $22,795
4-Door Automatic GT 22 27 $21,403 $23,595
4-Door Manual GT Ltd 21 28 $22,019 $24,295
4-Door Automatic GT Ltd 22 27 $22,741 $25,095
4-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 27 $23,471 $25,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,501
$17,470
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,035
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 34.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.6 91.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
45.5 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
25.1 25.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
185.3 184.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 12.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.24 x 0.94 10.7 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 38.1
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.54 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.71 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 205/60HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 205/60HR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2603 3245
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 430
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/155 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6250 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4250 166 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99L NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.11
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Contour Subaru Legacy Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson MacPherson Strut

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