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Selected Style 5-Door Brighton Manual
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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 GT 21 28 $21,487 $23,695
5-Door Automatic GT 22 27 $22,209 $24,495
5-Door Manual Outback w/RB Equip 21 28 $20,588 $22,695
5-Door Automatic Outback w/RB Equip 22 27 $21,310 $23,495
5-Door Manual Outback w/RL Equip 21 28 $20,767 $22,895
5-Door Automatic Outback w/RL Equip 22 27 $21,489 $23,695
5-Door Manual Outback w/GB Equip 21 28 $21,039 $23,195
5-Door Automatic Outback w/GB Equip 22 27 $21,761 $23,995
5-Door Manual Outback w/GL Equip 21 28 $21,219 $23,395
5-Door Automatic Outback w/GL Equip 22 27 $21,941 $24,195
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 28 $23,635 $26,095
5-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 27 $24,357 $26,895
4-Door Sedan LX
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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 Sedan SEL 20 28 $19,146 $21,085
4-Door Wagon SE 19 29 $18,260 $20,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,353
$16,477
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,395
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$307 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 187.4 197.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.3 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.3 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 17.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.7
Tires
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
Front Tire Size 195/60HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3265 3326
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
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
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,
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 .81
Suspension Type - Rear Strut-Type Quadralink
 
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