Compare 2003 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs 2003 BMW 3-Series

2003 Subaru Legacy Sedan
2003 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual L 21 27 $18,058 $19,795
4-Door Manual L Special Edition 21 27 $18,507 $20,295
4-Door Automatic L 22 28 $18,780 $20,595
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
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4-Door Sedan RWD 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $25,460 $27,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 27 $27,050 $29,550
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 20 29 $27,095 $29,600
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon RWD SULEV 325i 20 29 $27,825 $30,400
4-Door Sport Wagon AWD 325xi 19 26 $29,415 $32,150
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $31,830 $34,800
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 21 30 $32,555 $35,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 20 27 $33,420 $36,550
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 26 $33,555 $36,700
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 20 28 $39,200 $42,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $42,475 $46,500
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $49,755 $54,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,058
$25,460
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$27,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 58
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 11.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3225 3219
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 184 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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 -
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

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