Compare 1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs 1997 Nissan Altima

1997 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $20,453 $22,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,167 $23,595
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L TY Equip LSi 21 27 $22,404 $24,995
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4-Door Sedan Manual XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual XE 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic XE 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual GXE 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GXE 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
97.5 4-Door Sedan Manual SE 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
97.5 4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLE 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,278
$14,091
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,195
$15,649
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$261 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 34.7
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 93.8
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 54.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 180.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 55.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.9 x 0.87
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/70R14 P205/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
185/70R14 P205/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T125/70D15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2885-3160 2800
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 154 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.4L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 150 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.21
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 3.43
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.85
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan XE
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Nissan Altima
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent Strut

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