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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon 2.5 TS Sport Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Manual TS 21 27 $16,279 $17,695
5-Door Wagon 2.5 Sport Automatic TS 21 27 $17,004 $18,495
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual Outback 21 27 $17,361 $18,895
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Manual RS 21 28 $17,640 $19,195
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic Outback 21 27 $18,086 $19,695
4-Door Sedan 2.5 Automatic RS 21 27 $18,365 $19,995
5-Door Wagon Sport Manual WRX 20 27 $21,809 $23,795
4-Door Sedan Manual WRX 20 27 $22,263 $24,295
4-Door Sedan Manual w/Spoiler WRX 20 27 $22,621 $24,690
5-Door Wagon Sport Automatic WRX 19 26 $22,716 $24,795
4-Door Sedan Automatic WRX 19 26 $23,170 $25,295
4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Spoiler WRX 19 26 $23,528 $25,690
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 103" WB XLS Value 23 28 $17,401 $18,710
4-Door 103" WB XLS Sport 23 28 $18,207 $19,595
4-Door 103" WB XLS Popular 19 25 $18,848 $20,300
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLS Popular 18 23 $20,327 $21,925
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 19 25 $20,677 $22,310
4-Door 103" WB XLT Popular 2 19 25 $20,837 $22,485
4-Door 103" WB XLT Sport 19 25 $21,705 $23,440
4-Door 103" WB XLT Premium 19 25 $21,796 $23,540
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Popular 2 18 23 $22,315 $24,110
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Sport 18 23 $23,184 $25,065
4-Door 103" WB 4WD XLT Premium 18 23 $23,275 $25,165
4-Door 103" WB Limited 19 25 $23,544 $25,460
4-Door 103" WB 4WD Limited 18 23 $25,023 $27,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,279
$17,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,695
$18,710
Monthly Payment Estimate
$295 / month
$312 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Rear Door Type - Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.7 36.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.4 133.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.7 49.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 56.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 39.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 55.9
Front Leg Room (in) 42.9 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.3 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 29.2 34.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.7 -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 -
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 40.6 41.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.5 69.1
Liftover Height (in) 26.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 -
Wheelbase (in) 99.4 103.0
Step Up Height - Front (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - 36.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - 7.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) - 33.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) - - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - 25.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) - 173.0
Side Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - 7.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.8 33.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 52.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.3 38.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 58.3 59.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 61.6 69.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 37.2 40.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 36.0 35.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - NA
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 0.94 10.94 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.8 x 1.4 9.0 x 1.65
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.4 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.4
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/60HR15 P225/70R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/60HR15 P225/70R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T135/90R17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3045 3019
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 17 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 356 550
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 75 110
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 127 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99B
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.31
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.45
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code NA 443
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.67
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Impreza Wagon Ford Escape
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.51 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Doors
Side Door Type - NA
 
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