Compare 1997 Saturn SL vs 1997 Toyota Corolla

1997 Saturn SL
1997 Toyota Corolla
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SL Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SL Manual 28 40 $9,535 $10,595
SL1 Manual 28 40 $10,435 $11,595
SL1 Automatic 27 37 $11,191 $12,435
SL2 Manual 27 37 $11,245 $12,495
SL2 Automatic 24 34 $12,001 $13,335
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4-Door Sedan Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Base 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
4-Door Sedan Manual CE 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
4-Door Sedan Automatic Base 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
4-Door Sedan Automatic CE 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 29 35 $12,566 $14,188
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 27 34 $13,273 $14,988
Pricing
Invoice Price
$9,535
$11,914
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,595
$12,998
Monthly Payment Estimate
$177 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.0 89.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.8 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
53.8 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 97.0
Liftover Height (in)
26.2 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 12.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.2 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x 0.7 10.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
24.4 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 32.2
Steering Type
Manual Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
4.0 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P175/65R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2321.0 2337
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
96 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 6.1
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 5000 100 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 2400 105 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 35
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/4th & 5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.809 1.90
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.060 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.810 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
8.27 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.172 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.605 0.73
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn SL Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
28 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
28 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA

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