Compare 1997 Subaru Impreza vs 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

1997 Subaru Impreza
1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
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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
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2-Door Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 25 37 $10,376 $10,980
4-Door Sedan 25 37 $10,565 $11,180
2-Door Coupe RS 25 37 $11,308 $12,225
4-Door Sedan LS 25 34 $12,376 $13,380
2-Door Coupe Z24 23 33 $13,235 $14,465
2-Door Convertible LS 25 34 $16,589 $17,935
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,445
$10,376
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$10,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$183 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 32.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 87.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 54.9
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 50.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 53.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 56.4
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 104.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 13.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.2 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
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)
9.0 x 1.38 7.87 x 1.77
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 15.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P195/70R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T115/70D14
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2690-2770 2584
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 14 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 105
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/136 2.2L/133
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 120 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas L4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 130 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LN2
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 37
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.46
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA MM5
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.91
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Chevrolet Cavalier
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.74
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Trailing Axle
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 25
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut

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