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Selected Style 4-Door Sport Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Sport 23 28 $20,981 $22,495
4-Door Automatic Sport 21 28 $21,711 $23,295
4-Door Manual Turbo 19 25 $22,886 $24,595
4-Door Automatic Turbo 18 23 $23,797 $25,595
4-Door Automatic Turbo w/Leather Pkg 18 23 $25,522 $27,495
4-Door 4-Cyl (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,831 $24,530
4-Door 4-Cyl w/3rd Row 22 27 $22,586 $25,380
4-Door V6 19 25 $22,773 $25,590
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 21 25 $23,077 $25,930
4-Door V6 w/3rd Row 19 25 $23,530 $26,440
4-Door V6 4WD 18 24 $24,019 $26,990
4-Door V6 Sport 19 25 $24,710 $27,765
4-Door V6 4WD w/3rd Row 18 24 $24,776 $27,840
4-Door V6 Sport w/3rd Row 19 25 $25,467 $28,615
4-Door V6 4WD Sport 18 24 $26,018 $29,235
4-Door V6 4WD Sport w/3rd Row 18 24 $26,773 $30,085
4-Door V6 Limited w/3rd Row 19 25 $27,108 $30,460
4-Door V6 4WD Limited w/3rd Row 18 24 $28,354 $31,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,981
$21,831
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,495
$24,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$375 / month
$409 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.5 36.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.5 104.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.9
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.7 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.4 x 0.94 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.7 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60HR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3480 3516
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.7 1.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 155 @ 5700
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Baja Toyota Highlander
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
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
 
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