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Selected Style 4-Door H4 Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 19 26 $20,720 $21,995
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 19 26 $20,925 $22,195
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $21,632 $22,995
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $21,837 $23,195
4-Door H4 Manual 2.5 i 19 26 $22,188 $23,595
4-Door H4 Manual 2.5 PZEV i 19 26 $22,395 $23,795
4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5 i 20 26 $23,100 $24,595
4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5 PZEV i 20 26 $23,307 $24,795
4-Door H4 Automatic LL Bean w/Nav 20 26 $24,659 $26,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV LL Bean w/Nav 20 26 $24,868 $26,495
4-Door H4 Automatic LL Bean w/Nav/VDC 20 26 $24,934 $26,595
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV LL Bean w/Nav/VDC 20 26 $25,143 $26,795
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $25,620 $27,395
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $25,802 $27,595
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/VDC 20 26 $25,895 $27,695
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd w/VDC 20 26 $26,100 $27,895
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd LL Bean w/Nav 20 26 $27,085 $28,995
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd LL Bean w/Nav 20 26 $27,267 $29,195
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd LL Bean w/Nav/VDC 20 26 $27,360 $29,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd LL Bean Nav/VDC 20 26 $27,565 $29,495
4-Door H4 Manual XT Ltd 18 24 $28,795 $30,995
4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd 18 24 $29,890 $32,195
4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $31,712 $34,195
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R LL Bean 17 24 $29,350 $31,495
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R LL Bean w/Nav 17 24 $31,172 $33,495
4-Door Manual Turbo FWD *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual FWD Turbo 21 29 $23,479 $25,200
4-Door Automatic FWD Turbo 20 28 $24,552 $26,275
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 20 28 $27,179 $29,100
4-Door Automatic FWD Lux 20 28 $29,222 $31,300
4-Door Automatic 4Motion VR6 16 24 $36,669 $39,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,720
$23,479
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$25,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$420 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With good performance and enviable safety, the 2008 Subaru Outback remains the top choice for families who value practicality but want a little more toughness. With its especially roomy, versatile, and quiet interior and especially powerful and refined powertrains, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is a great family alternative to an SUV.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.4 97.1
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Height, Overall (in) 63.2 59.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 106.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.7 188.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 67.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 35.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 43.0 NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.5 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.0 NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.2 NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.39 12 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.94 13.5 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) NA 3.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall NA 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 225/60VR16 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 225/60VR16 P215/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3320 3338
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 7.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 175 @ 6000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 169 @ 4400 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Gas 4-Cyl Turbocharged gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.87 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportshift NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Wgn
Vehicle Name Subaru Outback (Natl) Volkswagen Passat Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/antisquat 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
 
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