Compare 1997 Subaru Impreza vs 1997 Toyota Corolla

1997 Subaru Impreza
1997 Toyota Corolla
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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
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4-Door Sedan Base Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Base Automatic 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
Corolla 4-Door Sedan Base Manual 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 25 29 $12,373 $13,498
Corolla 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 31 35 $11,914 $12,998
Corolla 4-Door Sedan DX Automatic 27 34 $13,273 $14,988
Corolla 4-Door Sedan DX Manual 29 35 $12,566 $14,188
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,818
$12,373
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,795
$13,498
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$225 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 89.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 54.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 53.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 51.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 172.0
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 57.1
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 97.0
Liftover Height (in)
NA 24.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 12.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.0 x 0.87
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 x 1.38 7.9 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 32.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.3
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
175/70R14 P175/65R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
175/70R14 P175/65R14
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2600-2795 2392
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 6.1
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5600 100 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
120 @ 4000 105 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/111 1.6L/98
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 3
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Toyota Corolla
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut

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