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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
4-Door Sedan DX Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual DX 25 31 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Automatic DX 25 30 $12,702 $13,580
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 31 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 25 30 $14,319 $15,315
4-Door Sedan Manual ES 25 31 $14,995 $16,040
4-Door Sedan Automatic ES 25 30 $14,995 $16,040
4-Door Sedan Manual MAZDASPEED 24 30 $18,466 $19,980
2003.5 4-Door Sedan Manual MAZDASPEED 24 30 $18,927 $20,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,058
$12,702
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,795
$13,580
Monthly Payment Estimate
$330 / month
$226 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 51.7
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 35.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 91.4 92.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.9 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 53.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 37.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 53.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.5 57.9
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 102.8
Liftover Height (in) 25.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 67.1
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 57.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 184.4 175.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.7 55.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 12.9
Brakes
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 7.9 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 10.2 x 0.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 15.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P195/55VR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60HR15 P195/55VR15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T115/70D15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 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) 3225 2687
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 15 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 7.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 80
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 135 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 130 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.82
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.50
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Sedan Mazda Protege
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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