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2006 Subaru Legacy Sedan
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Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual 2.5i 22 29 $20,349 $21,695
Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,557 $21,895
Manual 2.5i Special Edition 22 29 $20,623 $21,995
Manual PZEV 2.5i Special Edition 22 29 $20,831 $22,195
Automatic 2.5i 23 30 $21,261 $22,695
Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 30 $21,469 $22,895
Automatic 2.5i Special Edition 23 30 $21,535 $22,995
Automatic PZEV 2.5i Special Edition 23 30 $21,743 $23,195
Automatic 2.5i Ltd 23 30 $23,597 $25,295
Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd 23 30 $23,805 $25,495
Automatic Outback 2.5i Ltd 23 30 $25,512 $27,395
Automatic PZEV Outback 2.5i Ltd 23 30 $25,720 $27,595
Manual Black Int 2.5 GT Ltd 20 26 $26,782 $28,795
Manual Ivory Int 2.5 GT Ltd 20 26 $26,782 $28,795
Automatic Black Int 2.5 GT Ltd 19 25 $27,876 $29,995
Automatic Ivory Int 2.5 GT Ltd 19 25 $27,876 $29,995
Automatic Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean 19 26 $29,058 $31,295
Automatic Black Int w/Navi 2.5 GT Ltd 19 25 $29,700 $31,995
Automatic Ivory Int w/Navi 2.5 GT Ltd 19 25 $29,700 $31,995
Automatic w/Navi Outback 3.0 R L.L. Bean 19 26 $30,881 $33,295
Manual 2.5 GT Spec B 20 26 $31,524 $33,995
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,349
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,695
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.1 93.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.2 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.1 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 12.0
Brakes
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)
10.6 x 0.39 11.8 x 0.79
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)
10.8 x 0.94 11.8 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/50R17 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/50R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 185
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4400 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 215 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.46
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.66
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportshift NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Sedan BMW 3 Series
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/antisquat w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Lower Arms

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