Compare 1997 Subaru Legacy vs 1997 Volkswagen Jetta

1997 Subaru Legacy
1997 Volkswagen Jetta
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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
$21,167
$13,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,595
$14,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$243 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 31.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92 87.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 53.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 57.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 97.4
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 66.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 4.8
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 173.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4 Channel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 32.8
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P195/60R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2885-3160 2749
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 6.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 -TBD-
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 115 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.14
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 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA -TBD-
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 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.71

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