Compare 1998 Ford Ranger vs 1998 Subaru Legacy

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Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH 22 27 $13,599 $15,045
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $16,961 $18,865
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XL 22 27 $10,927 $11,485
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $14,864 $15,765
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XLT 22 27 $12,068 $13,305
Ranger Reg Cab 112" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $15,668 $17,395
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XL 22 27 $11,359 $11,955
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,296 $16,235
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XLT 22 27 $12,553 $13,855
Ranger Reg Cab 118" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,187 $17,985
Ranger Supercab 126" WB SPLASH 17 23 $15,034 $16,675
Ranger Supercab 126" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $17,692 $19,695
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XL 22 27 $13,507 $14,940
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,646 $17,370
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XLT 22 27 $13,951 $15,445
Ranger Supercab 126" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,974 $18,880
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4-Door GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip 21 26 $21,167 $23,595
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Limited Automatic 2.5L BY Equip 21 26 $22,314 $24,895
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Manual 2.5L DY Equip 21 26 $20,453 $22,795
Legacy Sedan 4-Door L Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
Legacy Sedan 4-Door L Manual 2.2L DQ Equip 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Brighton Automatic XA Equip 23 30 $16,502 $17,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Brighton Manual XA Equip 23 30 $15,788 $16,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door GT Automatic DY Equip 21 26 $21,787 $24,295
Legacy Wagon 5-Door GT Manual DY Equip 21 27 $21,073 $23,495
Legacy Wagon 5-Door L Automatic DQ Equip 23 30 $18,612 $20,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door L Manual DQ Equip 23 30 $17,898 $19,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Automatic OL Cold Equip 21 26 $21,255 $23,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Automatic OW Equip 21 26 $20,897 $23,295
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Limited Automatic RL Equip 21 26 $22,763 $25,395
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Limited Manual RL Equip 21 27 $22,049 $24,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Automatic B1 Eq 21 26 $22,763 $25,395
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Automatic w/Mnr 21 26 $23,822 $26,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Manual B1 Eq 21 27 $22,049 $24,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd Automatic w/Dual Mnrf BK 21 26 $23,822 $26,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Manual OL Cold Equip 21 27 $20,541 $22,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Manual OW Equip 21 27 $20,183 $22,495
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Postal RHD Automatic PA Equip 23 30 $16,720 $17,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,599
$21,167
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,045
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$251 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 52.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 37.2
Passenger Capacity
3 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.8 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
- 34.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.2
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 53.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 67.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Front (in)
33.3 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.8 -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.3 -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
187.5 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.7 -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
64.9 55.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.9 -
Wheelbase (in)
111.6 103.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA -
Cab to Axle (in)
37.5 -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
- 181.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 57.3
Liftover Height (in)
- 24.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
43.9 -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
71.7 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.7 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.3 x 0.39
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4 Channel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.00 x 1.75 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x 1.33 10.7 x 0.94
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.5 15.9
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.8 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
21.8 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.9 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
797 -
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R15SL T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
797 -
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R15SL 205/55R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
797 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T73 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - -
Front Tire Size
P235/60R15SL 205/55R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 165
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2250 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1853 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4400 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1293 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3160
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Chrome Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
NA 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Chrome Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 85
Engine
Fuel System
EFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 3000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
2.5L/153 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
119 @ 5000 165 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Clutch Size (in)
9 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.27
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.62
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44M NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 4.11
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Subaru Legacy Sedan
Body Code
111.5" WB -
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 -
Axle Type - Front
Short/Long Arm -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
1.19 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Leaf Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2600 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
1.19 32
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 0.79
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2200 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Parallel Links
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact

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