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5-Door Brighton Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual Brighton 21 28 $17,353 $18,395
5-Door Automatic Brighton 22 27 $18,075 $19,195
5-Door Manual L 21 28 $18,097 $19,895
5-Door Automatic L 22 27 $18,819 $20,695
5-Door Manual Outback w/RB Equip 21 28 $20,588 $22,695
5-Door Manual Outback w/RL Equip 21 28 $20,767 $22,895
5-Door Manual Outback w/GB Equip 21 28 $21,039 $23,195
5-Door Manual Outback w/GL Equip 21 28 $21,219 $23,395
5-Door Automatic Outback w/RB Equip 22 27 $21,310 $23,495
5-Door Automatic Outback w/RL Equip 22 27 $21,489 $23,695
5-Door Manual GT 21 28 $21,487 $23,695
5-Door Automatic Outback w/GB Equip 22 27 $21,761 $23,995
5-Door Automatic Outback w/GL Equip 22 27 $21,941 $24,195
5-Door Automatic GT 22 27 $22,209 $24,495
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 28 $23,635 $26,095
5-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 27 $24,357 $26,895
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 29 $16,477 $17,885
4-Door Sedan SE 19 29 $17,232 $18,935
4-Door Sedan SES 19 29 $18,011 $19,810
4-Door Wagon SE 19 29 $18,260 $20,090
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 28 $19,146 $21,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,353
$16,477
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,395
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 197.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
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)
29.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.0
Brakes
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)
9.0 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 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 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
Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
195/60HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/60HR15 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)
165 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3265 3326
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
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 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 Electronic
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.26
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut-Type Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Parallel Links w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 .87
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 .87

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