Compare 1998 Subaru Legacy vs 1998 Toyota Avalon

1998 Subaru Legacy
1998 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Automatic 2.5L DY Equip 21 26 $21,167 $23,595
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Limited Automatic 2.5L BY Equip 21 26 $22,314 $24,895
Legacy Sedan 4-Door GT Manual 2.5L DY Equip 21 26 $20,453 $22,795
Legacy Sedan 4-Door L Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
Legacy Sedan 4-Door L Manual 2.2L DQ Equip 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Brighton Automatic XA Equip 23 30 $16,502 $17,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Brighton Manual XA Equip 23 30 $15,788 $16,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door GT Automatic DY Equip 21 26 $21,787 $24,295
Legacy Wagon 5-Door GT Manual DY Equip 21 27 $21,073 $23,495
Legacy Wagon 5-Door L Automatic DQ Equip 23 30 $18,612 $20,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door L Manual DQ Equip 23 30 $17,898 $19,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Automatic OL Cold Equip 21 26 $21,255 $23,695
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Automatic OW Equip 21 26 $20,897 $23,295
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Limited Automatic RL Equip 21 26 $22,763 $25,395
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Limited Manual RL Equip 21 27 $22,049 $24,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Automatic B1 Eq 21 26 $22,763 $25,395
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Automatic w/Mnr 21 26 $23,822 $26,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd 30th Ann Manual B1 Eq 21 27 $22,049 $24,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Ltd Automatic w/Dual Mnrf BK 21 26 $23,822 $26,595
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Manual OL Cold Equip 21 27 $20,541 $22,895
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Outback Manual OW Equip 21 27 $20,183 $22,495
Legacy Wagon 5-Door Postal RHD Automatic PA Equip 23 30 $16,720 $17,195
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4-Door Sedan XL w/Bench Seat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bench Seat 21 30 $22,104 $25,248
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bucket Seats 21 30 $21,368 $24,408
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS w/Bench Seat 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS w/Bucket Seats 21 30 $24,474 $28,288
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,167
$22,104
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,595
$25,248
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$421 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.1 105.5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
181.5 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 107.1
Liftover Height (in)
24.4 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 70.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 15.4
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x 0.39 11.5 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 37.7
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.98
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 P205/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/55R16 P205/65HR15
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
165 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3160 3429
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
85 80
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 200 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 214 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD 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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 32
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut

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