Compare 1997 Subaru Legacy vs 1997 Toyota Avalon

1997 Subaru Legacy
1997 Toyota Avalon
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bench Seat 21 31 $21,386 $24,428
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bucket Seats 21 31 $20,668 $23,608
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS w/Bench Seat 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS w/Bucket Seats 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,167
$21,386
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,595
$24,428
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$407 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 105.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.39 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.7 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Channel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 22.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 P205/65R15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2885-3160 3285
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 582
Engine
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.30
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -

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