Compare 1998 Subaru Impreza vs 1998 Audi A4

1998 Subaru Impreza
1998 Audi A4
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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 L Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,162 $16,695
5-Door Wagon L Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,521 $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 $17,038 $18,795
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4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic 21 31 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Automatic Quattro AWD 19 27 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual 23 32 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 1.8L T Manual Quattro AWD 21 29 $20,942 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic 18 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual 20 29 $24,944 $28,390
4-Door Sedan 2.8L Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $24,944 $28,390
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic 18 29 $26,839 $30,465
5-Door Wagon Avant Automatic Quattro AWD 17 27 $27,464 $31,040
5-Door Wagon Avant Manual Quattro AWD 19 27 $27,464 $31,040
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,445
$20,942
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$23,790
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$397 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 87.7
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 58.2
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 68.2
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 178.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 13.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 36.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2690 2987
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 155 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/135 1.8L/107
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 150 @ 5700
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.665
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.407
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.742
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.096
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.999
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.730
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Torsion-Beam

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