1997 Subaru Legacy XA Brighton specs & colors

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EPA Classification Mid-Size Wagon

Front Wheel Size 14 x 5.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 14 x 5.5 in
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 4 in
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Not Available

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85

Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl
Displacement 2.2L/135
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 30 MPG
Cruising Range - City 365.70 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 477.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi

Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Trans Description Cont. Again Not Available
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90

Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Not Available
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.1 x 0.94 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 15.9 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal

Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 34.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall 37.4 ft

Front Tire Size 185/70SR14
Rear Tire Size 185/70SR14
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. 2000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. 165 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. Not Available lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. Not Available lbs

Base Curb Weight 2905-3250 lbs

Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 95 ft³
Front Head Room 39.5 in
Front Leg Room 43.3 in
Front Shoulder Room 54.1 in
Front Hip Room 52.4 in
Second Head Room 38.8 in
Second Leg Room 34.8 in
Second Shoulder Room 53.6 in
Second Hip Room 52.2 in
Wheelbase 103.5 in
Length, Overall 183.9 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 67.5 in
Height, Overall 57.1 in
Track Width, Front 57.5 in
Track Width, Rear 57.3 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.1 in
Rear Door Opening Height 31.4 in
Rear Door Opening Width 45.1 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 75.1 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 44.6 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 Not Available in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline Not Available in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings 37.8 in
Cargo Box (Area) Height 33.9 in
Liftover Height 21.5 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 73 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 36 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 Not Available ft³
Trunk Volume N/A ft³

Contoured halogen headlights w/built-in aimers Standard
City 23/hwy 30 (2.2L engine/5-speed manual trans) Standard
Remote hood/fuel filler door releases Standard
2.2L (135) SOHC 4-cyl 137hp engine Standard
Front/rear stabilizer bars Standard
Variable pwr-assisted rack & pinion steering Standard
Intermittent windshield wipers Standard
Tilt steering column Standard
40-watt ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette, clock, (2) speakers Standard
All wheel drive Standard
Body-color 5-mph impact bumpers Standard
Front side window defoggers Standard
3-point outboard rear seat belts & rear center lap belt Standard
Auto-off headlights/parking lights Standard
Child safety rear door locks Standard
Center storage console w/padded armrest lid Standard
14" steel wheels w/full wheel covers Standard
Pwr vented front disc/rear drum brakes Standard
60/40 split fold-down rear seat Standard
Air conditioning Standard
Rear window wiper/washer Standard
5-speed manual transmission Standard
Lighted locking glove box Standard
Rear heater ducts w/4-outlets Standard
Impact-collapsible steering column Standard
185/70SR14 all-season SBR tires Standard
Driver & front passenger air bags Standard
4-wheel fully independent suspension Standard
15.9 gallon fuel tank Standard
103" wheelbase Standard
Side-impact door beams Standard
Reclining front bucket seats w/height-adjustable headrests Standard
3-point front seat belts w/adjustable shoulder belt anchors Standard

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