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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Sport 21 27 $20,557 $22,345
4-Door Automatic Sport 21 28 $21,287 $23,145
4-Door Manual Turbo 19 25 $22,374 $24,345
4-Door Automatic Turbo 18 23 $23,285 $25,345
4-Door Automatic Turbo w/Leather Pkg 18 23 $25,010 $27,245
4-Door 4-Cyl (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,607 $24,280
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,365 $25,130
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,551 $25,340
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,307 $26,190
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row Limited 19 25 $26,858 $30,180
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $22,853 $25,680
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,553 $27,590
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row Limited 18 24 $28,104 $31,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,557
$21,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,345
$24,280
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$405 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 39.8
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 57.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 40.7
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.5 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 6.9
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 184.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.1 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.1 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 39.2 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - 39.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 49.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) - TBD - 80.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.94 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 19.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.7 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60HR16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size 145/80R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3480 3520
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 1.69
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 160 @ 5700
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.20
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.94
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.41
Trans Type 5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.15
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name Subaru Baja (Natl) Toyota Highlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear HD Raised Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front HD Raised Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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