Compare 1997 Subaru Impreza vs 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

1997 Subaru Impreza
1997 Volkswagen Jetta
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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 GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX Automatic 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX Manual 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GT Automatic 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GT Manual 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Jazz Automatic 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
Jetta 4-Door Sedan Jazz Manual 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TDI Automatic N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TDI Manual 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TREK Automatic 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
Jetta 4-Door Sedan TREK Manual 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,818
$13,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,795
$14,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$230 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sub Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.8 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
32.5 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
84.4 87.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.4 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.1 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
172.2 173.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.1 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
99.2 97.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.1 15.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 1.38 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.79
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 Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
175/70R14 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
175/70R14 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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 2749
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
356 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
75 70
Engine
Displacement
1.8L/111 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
120 @ 4000 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.14
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Impreza Coupe Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam

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