Compare 1997 Nissan Altima vs 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan

1997 Nissan Altima
1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
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4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $20,453 $22,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,167 $23,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L TY Equip LSi 21 27 $22,404 $24,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,091
$17,278
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,649
$19,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$261 / month
$320 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 92
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 180.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 13
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.5 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4 Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T125/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 185/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 185/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2800 2885-3160
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 85
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 430
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 2.2L/135
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 137 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.85 2.11
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan XE 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Legacy Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Strut-Type

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