Compare 2000 Ford Contour vs 2000 Subaru Impreza

2000 Ford Contour
2000 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan SE Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE Sport 20 29 $15,501 $17,035
4-Door Sedan SVT 20 29 $20,725 $22,905
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2-Door Coupe Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual L 23 29 $14,604 $15,895
4-Door Sedan Manual L 23 29 $14,604 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual L 23 29 $14,967 $16,295
2-Door Coupe Automatic L 23 29 $15,329 $16,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic L 23 29 $15,329 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Automatic L 23 29 $15,692 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual Outback Sport 23 29 $16,592 $18,095
5-Door Wagon Automatic Outback Sport 23 29 $17,317 $18,895
2-Door Coupe Manual RS 21 28 $17,686 $19,295
4-Door Sedan Manual RS 21 28 $17,686 $19,295
2-Door Coupe Automatic RS 23 28 $18,411 $20,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic RS 23 28 $18,411 $20,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,501
$14,604
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,035
$15,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$284 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 32.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.6 84.4
Second Hip Room (in)
45.5 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 52.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
185.3 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
54.4 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 99.2
Liftover Height (in)
25.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.1 67.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.2 57.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.9 11.1
Brakes
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
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.0 x 1.5 9.0 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.24 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.54 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.71 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 36.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 195/60R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/80R15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T35 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2603 2730
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
590 356
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
165 @ 4250 149 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
99L NA
Displacement
2.5L/155 2.2L/135
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 6250 142 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.14 2.11
Trans Order Code
445 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
9.45 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.78
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Ford Contour Subaru Impreza Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 30

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