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1997 Saturn SW
1997 Subaru Impreza
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SW1 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SW1 Manual 28 37 $10,975 $12,195
SW1 Automatic 27 34 $11,731 $13,035
SW2 Manual 27 37 $11,785 $13,095
SW2 Automatic 24 34 $12,541 $13,935
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4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,975
$14,445
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,195
$15,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 52.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 32.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.8 84.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 172.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
39.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.5
Liftover Height (in)
25.2 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 99.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
25.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
56.8 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
58.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.1
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 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x 0.7 10.1 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 33.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R14 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2390.9 2690-2770
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
96 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 2400 145 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 2.2L/136
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 5000 137 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.809 1.95
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.060 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.811 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
8.27 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.172 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.605 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/4th & 5th OD NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn SW Subaru Impreza Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
28 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
28 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms

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