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1997 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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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 Manual TDI
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,788
$17,498
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,895
$19,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$324 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 38 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 47 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 45.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 98.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 55.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 36.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 56.4
Liftover Height (in)
21.5 -TBD-
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 56.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
31.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 58.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 181.5
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)
- 14.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
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 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 35.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
185/70SR14 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
185/70SR14 P195/60R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -TBD-
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-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2905-3250 3009
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
SFI TDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 149 @ 1900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/135 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 90 @ 3750
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Diesel I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 47
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 38
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.75
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.36
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent

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