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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan L Manual 2.2L DQ Equip
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,992 $19,995
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $20,453 $22,795
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,278 $19,195
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L TY Equip LSi 21 27 $22,404 $24,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,167 $23,595
4-Door Sedan GL Manual (CA/NY/MA)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 22 29 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 24 31 $13,219 $14,570
4-Door Sedan Manual TREK 24 31 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Automatic TREK 22 29 $14,214 $15,530
4-Door Sedan Manual GT 24 31 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Automatic GT 22 29 $13,628 $14,965
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 24 31 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 22 29 $15,318 $16,920
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 25 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 24 $19,312 $20,930
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 40 49 $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Automatic TDI N/A N/A $14,499 $15,745
4-Door Sedan Manual Jazz 24 31 $14,048 $15,370
4-Door Sedan Automatic Jazz 22 29 $14,048 $15,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,278
$13,219
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,195
$14,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$320 / month
$243 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 31.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 92 87.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 53.8
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.8
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 57.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 97.4
Liftover Height (in) 24.4 -TBD-
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 66.7
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 57.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.8
Length, Overall (in) 180.9 173.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.3 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13 15.0
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x -TBD-
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4 Channel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.5 x 0.39 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 -TBD-
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 32.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 185/70R14 P185/60R14
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 185/70R14 P185/60R14
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2885-3160 2661
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 -TBD-
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 70
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 122 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.2L/135 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400 115 @ 5400
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.46
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.29
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.94
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Sedan Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.71
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links Torsion-Beam
 
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