Compare 2000 Subaru Impreza vs 2000 Ford Contour

2000 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual L 23 29 $14,604 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual L 23 29 $14,967 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 23 29 $15,329 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Automatic L 23 29 $15,692 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual Outback Sport 23 29 $16,592 $18,095
5-Door Wagon Automatic Outback Sport 23 29 $17,317 $18,895
4-Door Sedan Manual RS 21 28 $17,686 $19,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 23 28 $18,411 $20,095
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,604
$15,501
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$17,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$284 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub-Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 50.7
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 89.6
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 45.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.8 53.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 106.5
Liftover Height (in)
26.1 25.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 185.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 13.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 8.0 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.24 x 0.94
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 Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.71
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.1 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.54
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.3
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T35
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T135/80R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T35
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2735 2603
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
149 @ 3600 165 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
NA 99L
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.5L/155
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 5600 170 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 9.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.14
Trans Order Code
NA 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan Ford Contour
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
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 0.79
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs

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