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Selected Style 2.5i Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i Manual 23 30 $20,747 $22,445
2.5i Manual PZEV 23 30 $20,958 $22,645
2.5i Automatic 22 30 $21,659 $23,445
2.5i Automatic PZEV 22 30 $21,870 $23,645
2.5i Manual Ltd 23 30 $23,859 $25,895
2.5i Manual PZEV Ltd 23 30 $24,070 $26,095
2.5i Automatic Ltd 22 30 $24,771 $26,895
2.5i Automatic PZEV Ltd 22 30 $24,982 $27,095
2.5 Manual GT 19 25 $25,087 $27,245
2.5 Automatic GT 19 25 $26,181 $28,445
2.5 Manual Black Int GT Ltd 19 25 $27,544 $29,945
2.5 Manual Taupe Int GT Ltd 19 25 $27,544 $29,945
2.5 Automatic Black Int GT Ltd 19 25 $28,638 $31,145
2.5 Automatic Taupe Int GT Ltd 19 25 $28,638 $31,145
2.5i Manual Outback 23 28 $22,567 $24,445
2.5i Manual PZEV Outback 23 28 $22,778 $24,645
2.5i Automatic Outback 22 28 $23,479 $25,445
2.5i Automatic PZEV Outback 22 28 $23,690 $25,645
2.5i Manual Outback Ltd 23 28 $25,087 $27,245
2.5i Manual PZEV Outback Ltd 23 28 $25,298 $27,445
2.5i Automatic Outback Ltd 22 28 $25,999 $28,245
2.5i Automatic PZEV Outback Ltd 22 28 $26,210 $28,445
2.5 Manual Outback XT 19 25 $25,997 $28,245
2.5 Automatic Outback XT 19 24 $27,091 $29,445
2.5 Manual Black Int Outback XT Ltd 19 25 $28,454 $30,945
2.5 Manual Taupe Int Outback XT Ltd 19 25 $28,454 $30,945
2.5 Automatic Black Int Outback XT Ltd 19 24 $29,548 $32,145
2.5 Automatic Taupe Int Outback XT Ltd 19 24 $29,548 $32,145
3.0 Outback R L.L. Bean Edition 19 25 $29,820 $32,445
3.0 Outback R VDC Ltd 19 25 $30,912 $33,645
4-Door Sedan SE
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,243 $21,200
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $20,961 $23,130
4-Door Wagon SE 20 27 $20,635 $22,555
4-Door Wagon SEL 20 27 $21,525 $23,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,747
$19,243
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,445
$21,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$374 / month
$353 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.5 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.4 104.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.5 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 30.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 188.7 197.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.1
Liftover Height (in) 23.1 26.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 47.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 32.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 66.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 17.0
Brakes
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) 10.8 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
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) 10.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/55HR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3255 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.3 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 168 @ 5600 153 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl) Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms MacPherson strut
 
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