Compare 1997 Saturn SW vs 1997 Subaru Impreza

1997 Saturn SW
1997 Subaru Impreza
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SW1 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SW1 Manual 28 37 $10,975 $12,195
SW1 Automatic 27 34 $11,731 $13,035
SW2 Manual 27 37 $11,785 $13,095
SW2 Automatic 24 34 $12,541 $13,935
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Coupe 1.8L Manual AWD Brighton
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 1.8L Manual AWD Brighton 24 30 $12,818 $13,795
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD Brighton 23 30 $13,734 $14,795
4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
Coupe 2.2L Manual AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,445 $15,895
5-Door Wagon Manual w/BL Equip L 23 30 $14,804 $16,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
Coupe 2.2L Automatic AWD w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,163 $16,695
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/BL Equip L 23 30 $15,522 $17,095
5-Door Wagon Manual w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $16,321 $17,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic w/ES Outback Sport 23 30 $17,039 $18,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,975
$12,818
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,195
$13,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$230 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
37 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 53.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 36.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
50.7 51.8
Second Leg Room (in)
32.8 32.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.8 84.4
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
56.8 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 172.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
39.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.5 55.5
Liftover Height (in)
25.2 NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
56.0 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.4 99.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
25.1 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.7 67.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
58.2 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
36.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
29.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
48.4 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.9 x 0.7 10.1 x 0.94
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)
7.9 x 1.2 9 x 1.38
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.3 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 33.5
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 175/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R14 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 175/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2390.9 2600-2795
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 356
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
96 75
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
100 @ 5000 115 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Fuel System
SPFI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
114 @ 2400 120 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
1.9L/116 1.8L/111
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
37 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.605 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
w/4th & 5th OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.923 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.809 1.95
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.060 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.811 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Trans, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.250 3.55
Clutch Size (in)
8.27 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.172 1.37
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn SW Subaru Impreza Coupe
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
28 30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Parallel Links
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
28 30
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut-Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Lower L-Arms

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