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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon
1997 Ford Taurus
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5-Door Wagon Manual 2.2L XA Brighton
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.2L XA Brighton 23 30 $15,788 $16,895
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.2L Postal RHD 23 30 $16,695 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.2L XA Brighton 23 30 $16,502 $17,695
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,898 $19,895
5-Door Wagon Automatic DQ Equip L 23 30 $18,612 $20,695
5-Door Wagon Manual OW Outback 21 27 $20,187 $22,495
5-Door Wagon Manual OL Cold Pkg Outback 21 27 $20,542 $22,895
5-Door Wagon Automatic OW Outback 21 27 $20,901 $23,295
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,073 $23,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic OL Cold Pkg Outback 21 27 $21,256 $23,695
5-Door Wagon Manual TL Limited Outback 21 27 $21,694 $24,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,787 $24,295
5-Door Wagon Automatic TL Limited Outback 21 27 $22,408 $24,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.5L TR Equip LSi 21 27 $23,024 $25,695
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4-Door Sedan G
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
4-Door Wagon GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
4-Door Wagon LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,788
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,895
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 101.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 197.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.1 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 55.1
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 24.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.8 x 1.0
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 Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 1.4 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Size
185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2905-3250 3329
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 130
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/135 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan G
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 36
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Indep MacPherson

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