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Selected Style 4-Door L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual L 21 27 $18,058 $19,795
4-Door Automatic L 22 28 $18,780 $20,595
4-Door Manual L Special Edition 21 27 $18,507 $20,295
4-Door Automatic L Special Edition 22 28 $19,229 $21,095
4-Door 2.5 Manual GT 21 27 $22,681 $24,995
4-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 27 $23,583 $25,995
4-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 28 $24,033 $26,495
4-Door Outback H6-3.0 Automatic Outback 19 26 $26,006 $28,695
4-Door Outback H6-3.0 VDC Automatic Outback 19 26 $27,949 $30,895
325i 4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,058
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$463 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.2
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.4
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 56.6
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.4 91
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 56.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 184.4 176.0
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 58
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 107.3
Liftover Height (in) 25.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 11.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/60HR15 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 P205/55R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3225 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 175 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 184 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.23
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.66
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 4.04
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Sedan BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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