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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 Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.8
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.96
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T32
Front Tire Size
185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1250
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2905-3250 3329
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 540
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
2.2L/135 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan G
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 36
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Indep MacPherson
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

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