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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 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 Automatic 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,787 $24,295
5-Door Wagon Manual 2.5L DY Equip GT 21 27 $21,073 $23,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.5L TR Equip LSi 21 27 $23,024 $25,695
5-Door Wagon Manual OW Outback 21 27 $20,187 $22,495
5-Door Wagon Automatic OW Outback 21 27 $20,901 $23,295
5-Door Wagon Manual OL Cold Pkg Outback 21 27 $20,542 $22,895
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 TL Limited Outback 21 27 $22,408 $24,995
5-Door Wagon Automatic 2.2L Postal RHD 23 30 $16,695 $17,195
4-Door Sedan TDI Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GLX 19 26 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLX 18 25 $19,694 $21,890
4-Door Wagon Manual GLX 19 26 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLX 18 25 $20,078 $22,320
4-Door Sedan Manual TDI 38 47 $17,498 $19,430
4-Door Wagon Manual TDI 38 47 $17,882 $19,860
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,788
$17,498
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,895
$19,430
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$324 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 38 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.2 -TBD-
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 55.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 36.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 45.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 -TBD-
Second Leg Room (in) 34.8 37.0
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95 98.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.1 4.4
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 181.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 56.4
Liftover Height (in) 21.5 -TBD-
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 56.0
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 103.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 31.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.5 67.5
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 58.4
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) - 14.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA 8.9 x -TBD-
Brake Type Power Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9 x 1.4 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.1 x 0.94 10.1 x 0.79
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.1
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.4 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 37.4 -TBD-
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 185/70SR14 P195/60R14
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16 -TBD-
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 185/70SR14 P195/60R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 -TBD-
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA -TBD-
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 165 -TBD-
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2905-3250 3009
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA -TBD-
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5 14 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 85 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 -TBD-
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Diesel I4
Fuel System SFI TDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 145 @ 4000 149 @ 1900
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.2L/135 1.9L/116
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5400 90 @ 3750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 47
Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.16
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.75
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 -TBD-
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.36
Trans Type 5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 -TBD-
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Parallel Links Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 -TBD-
Suspension Type - Front Strut-Type Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms MacPherson Strut
 
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