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Selected Style 5-Door L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual L 21 28 $18,901 $20,720
5-Door Manual PZEV L 21 28 $19,111 $20,920
5-Door Automatic L 22 28 $19,623 $21,520
5-Door Automatic PZEV L 22 28 $19,833 $21,720
5-Door Manual L 35th Ann. Edition 21 28 $19,979 $21,920
5-Door Manual PZEV L 35th Ann. Edition 21 28 $20,188 $22,120
5-Door Automatic L 35th Ann. Edition 22 28 $20,701 $22,720
5-Door Automatic PZEV L 35th Ann. Edition 22 28 $20,910 $22,920
5-Door Manual Outback 21 28 $21,335 $23,470
5-Door Manual PZEV Outback 21 28 $21,544 $23,670
5-Door Automatic Outback 22 28 $22,057 $24,270
5-Door Automatic PZEV Outback 22 28 $22,266 $24,470
5-Door 2.5 Manual GT 21 28 $23,710 $26,120
5-Door 2.5 Manual PZEV GT 21 28 $23,919 $26,320
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 28 $24,515 $27,020
5-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 27 $24,612 $27,120
5-Door Manual PZEV Outback Ltd 21 28 $24,724 $27,220
5-Door Outback H6 35th Ann. Edition 22 28 $24,667 $27,220
5-Door 2.5 Automatic PZEV GT 20 27 $24,821 $27,320
5-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 28 $25,237 $27,820
5-Door Automatic PZEV Outback Ltd 22 28 $25,446 $28,020
5-Door Outback H6 L.L. Bean Edition 19 26 $27,566 $30,420
5-Door Outback H6 VDC 19 26 $29,510 $32,620
4-Door Sedan GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 26 $19,565 $21,355
4-Door Wagon GS 18 25 $20,465 $22,355
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,635 $23,655
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,715 $24,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,901
$19,565
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,720
$21,355
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$356 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 102.3
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 187.4 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 59.6 55.5
Liftover Height (in) 22.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 30.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 47.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 74.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 68.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size 205/60HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size 135/70D16 T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 175
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3335 3338
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.77
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 2.26
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl) Mercury Sable
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
 
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