Compare 1997 Subaru Impreza vs 1997 BMW 3-Series

1997 Subaru Impreza
1997 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sedan Manual AWD w/BL Equip L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 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
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
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3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door HB Automatic 318tiA 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
3-Door HB Manual 318ti 23 31 $19,215 $21,390
4-Door Sedan Automatic 318iA 22 31 $22,755 $25,950
4-Door Sedan Manual 318i 23 31 $22,755 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 318isA 22 31 $24,285 $27,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 318is 23 31 $24,285 $27,700
Z3 2-Door Roadster 1.9L 23 31 $25,915 $29,425
4-Door Sedan Automatic 328iA 19 27 $28,835 $32,900
4-Door Sedan Manual 328i 20 29 $28,835 $32,900
2-Door Coupe Automatic 328isA 19 27 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Coupe Manual 328is 20 29 $28,910 $32,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic 318icA 22 31 $29,050 $33,150
2-Door Convertible Manual 318ic 23 31 $29,050 $33,150
Z3 2-Door Roadster 2.8L 19 27 $31,455 $35,900
2-Door Coupe Manual M3 20 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Automatic M3SA 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
4-Door Sedan Manual M3S 19 28 $34,500 $39,380
2-Door Convertible Automatic 328icA 19 27 $36,260 $41,390
2-Door Convertible Manual 328ic 20 29 $36,260 $41,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,445
$19,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,895
$21,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$265 / month
$357 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 32.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 87.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 54.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 55.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 165.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 54.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 55.6
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 15.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 11.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 10.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.0 x 1.38 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 34.1
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/60R15 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 P185/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60R15 P185/65R15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2690-2770 2,833
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 10.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5400 138 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
145 @ 4000 133 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.2L/136 1.9L/116
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.86
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Sedan BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Anti-Roll Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Coil Spring

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