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Selected Style 4-Door H4 Manual
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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 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 20 27 $20,277 $21,495
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 27 $20,483 $21,695
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 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
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,167 $31,295
4-Door Manual Turbo FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual FWD Turbo 21 29 $22,359 $23,990
4-Door Automatic FWD Turbo 19 28 $23,432 $25,065
4-Door Automatic FWD Komfort 19 28 $26,064 $27,900
4-Door Automatic FWD Lux 19 28 $28,107 $30,100
4-Door Automatic FWD VR6 17 26 $33,597 $36,050
4-Door Automatic 4Motion VR6 16 24 $35,556 $38,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,365
$22,359
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$23,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$400 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Subaru Legacy is an agile sport sedan, with a tough side. The 2008 Volkswagen Passat is a roomy, comfortable mid-size sedan that feels sportier and more luxurious than most.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.9 96.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 106.7
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 5.2
Length, Overall (in) 188.7 188.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 14.2
Brakes
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 13.5 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) 10.6 x 0.39 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electromechanical
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/50R17 P215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3206
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 140
Engine
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 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System MPFI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportshift NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy (Natl) Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/antisquat 4-link
 
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