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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon XA Brighton Manual 2.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.2L XA Brighton 23 30 $15,788 $16,895
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.2L Postal RHD 23 30 $16,695 $17,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.2L XA Brighton 23 30 $16,502 $17,695
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.2L DQ Equip L 23 30 $17,898 $19,895
5-Door Wagon Automatic DQ Equip L 23 30 $18,612 $20,695
5-Door Wagon Manual OW Outback 21 27 $20,187 $22,495
5-Door Wagon Manual OL Cold Pkg Outback 21 27 $20,542 $22,895
5-Door Wagon Automatic OW Outback 21 27 $20,901 $23,295
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,073 $23,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic OL Cold Pkg Outback 21 27 $21,256 $23,695
5-Door Wagon Manual TL Limited Outback 21 27 $21,694 $24,195
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,787 $24,295
5-Door Wagon Automatic TL Limited Outback 21 27 $22,408 $24,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.5L TR Equip LSi 21 27 $23,024 $25,695
4-Door Sedan G
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
4-Door Wagon GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
4-Door Wagon LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,788
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,895
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$300 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 36.2
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 101.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 197.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 55.1
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 24.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 73 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 37.8 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 44.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 33.9 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 75.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9 x 1.4 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 38.0
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T32
Front Tire Size 185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code NA T32
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 185/70SR14 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2905-3250 3329
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 2.2L/135 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 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 Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan G
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 36
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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