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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 27 $19,365 $20,495
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 27 $19,571 $20,695
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 27 $19,639 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 27 $19,845 $20,995
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 27 $20,277 $21,495
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 27 $20,483 $21,695
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 27 $20,551 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 27 $20,757 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 27 $22,615 $24,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 27 $22,821 $24,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/VDC 20 27 $22,890 $24,395
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd w/VDC 20 27 $23,096 $24,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 19 24 $26,438 $28,295
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $27,807 $29,795
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,167 $31,295
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $29,528 $31,795
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $31,534 $33,995
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4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak 2.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak 2.0T 20 31 $26,878 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FrontTrak SE 2.0T 20 31 $27,668 $29,750
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T 21 30 $28,085 $30,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $28,830 $31,000
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak SE 2.0T 21 30 $28,877 $31,050
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 2.0T 20 28 $29,760 $32,000
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $29,783 $32,025
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,041 $32,300
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro SE 2.0T 20 28 $30,713 $33,025
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $30,971 $33,300
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $30,992 $33,325
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro SE 2.0T 19 27 $31,922 $34,325
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 3.2L 18 27 $33,761 $36,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $34,643 $37,250
5-Door Wagon Manual quattro 3.2L 15 25 $35,573 $38,250
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $35,713 $38,400
5-Door Wagon Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $36,643 $39,400
2-Door Cabriolet CVT FrontTrak 2.0T 21 30 $36,968 $39,750
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 2.0T 19 27 $38,921 $41,850
2-Door Cabriolet Automatic quattro 3.2L 17 25 $44,548 $47,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,365
$26,878
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$482 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Subaru Legacy is an agile sport sedan, with a tough side. The 2008 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 90.1
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 104.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 28.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 69.8
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 180.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 13.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.39 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr
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 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/50R17 P215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/50R17 P215/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3406
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 9.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4400 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.37
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportshift NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy (Natl) Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/antisquat w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
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