Compare 1997 Nissan Altima vs 1997 Subaru Impreza

1997 Nissan Altima
1997 Subaru Impreza
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4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Altima 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 29 $18,691 $20,999
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 29 $15,961 $17,829
Altima 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 30 $15,219 $16,999
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 29 $17,917 $20,129
Altima 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 30 $17,178 $19,299
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 21 29 $14,839 $16,479
Altima 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 30 $14,091 $15,649
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GLE Automatic 21 29 $18,602 $20,899
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GXE Automatic 21 29 $16,293 $18,199
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan GXE Manual 24 30 $15,577 $17,399
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan SE Automatic 21 29 $18,246 $20,499
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan SE Manual 24 30 $17,534 $19,699
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan XE Automatic 21 29 $14,992 $16,649
Altima 97.5 4-Door Sedan XE Manual 24 30 $14,272 $15,849
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Coupe Brighton 1.8L Manual AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impreza Coupe Coupe Brighton 1.8L Manual AWD 24 30 $12,818 $13,795
Impreza Coupe Coupe Brighton 2.2L Automatic AWD 23 30 $13,734 $14,795
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
Impreza Coupe Coupe L 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
Impreza Sedan 4-Door Sedan L Manual AWD w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Automatic w/BL Equip 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn L Manual w/BL Equip 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Automatic w/ES 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
Impreza Wagon 5-Door Wgn Outback Sport Manual w/ES 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,691
$12,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,999
$13,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$350 / month
$230 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 53.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 51.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 32.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.8 84.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.7 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.5 172.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 55.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 99.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.0 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
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x - TBD - 9 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.87 10.1 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
40.0 NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R15 175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R15 175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2990 2600-2795
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
80 75
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 356
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5600 115 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 4400 120 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/146 1.8L/111
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.62 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
NA 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.78
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan GLE 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Subaru Impreza Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms

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