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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 Automatic GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic Jazz 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Manual Jazz 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic TREK 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Manual TREK 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic TDI N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,278
$13,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,195
$14,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 87.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 173.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.3 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 66.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
185/70R14 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/70R14 P195/60R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2885-3160 2749
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 -TBD-
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/135 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 4.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut

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