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Selected Style 2.5i Manual
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Transmission

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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
The Car Connection's Take
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
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 56.1
Liftover Height (in) 23.1 26.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 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) 10.8 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3255 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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 -
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
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 168 @ 5600 153 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
Transmission
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl) Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms MacPherson strut
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
 
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