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1997 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip
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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4-Door Sedan Base Manual
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
$14,445
$11,914
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$12,998
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 31 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 51.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 89.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 97.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 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)
9.0 x 1.38 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.0 x 0.87
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 32.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P175/65R14
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2690-2770 2337
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 6.1
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 100 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 105 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/136 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.25
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.89
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.17
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Toyota Corolla
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA

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