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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.3
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 178.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 13.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.0
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P195/65R15
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2690 2987
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
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
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
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Torsion-Beam
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

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