Compare 1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon vs 1997 Mercury Sable

1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon
1997 Mercury Sable
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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 Wagon GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $17,864 $19,555
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $20,164 $22,140
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,164 $22,140
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,788
$17,864
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,895
$19,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$326 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Wagon Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.9
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
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 104.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 199.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
45.1 49.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 57.6
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.4 27.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
73 81.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.8 38.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
44.6 46.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36 38.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.9 32.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
75.1 80.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.1 x 0.5
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 38.0
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Variable Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 110
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2905-3250 3476
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15 x 6
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
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
Displacement
2.2L/135 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
Transmission
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
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon GS
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Mercury Sable
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.0
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs

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