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Selected Style 5-Door L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual L 21 27 $18,684 $20,495
5-Door Automatic L 22 28 $19,406 $21,295
5-Door Manual L Special Edition 21 27 $19,492 $21,395
5-Door Automatic L Special Edition 22 28 $20,214 $22,195
5-Door 2.5 Manual GT 21 27 $23,494 $25,895
5-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 26 $24,396 $26,895
5-Door Manual Outback 21 27 $21,118 $23,245
5-Door Automatic Outback 22 28 $21,840 $24,045
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 27 $24,298 $26,795
5-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 28 $25,020 $27,595
5-Door Outback H6 L.L. Bean Edition 19 26 $27,349 $30,195
5-Door Outback H6 VDC 19 26 $29,293 $32,395
5-Door Manual w/Prem Audio Outback 21 27 $21,118 $23,245
5-Door Automatic w/Prem Audio Outback 22 28 $21,840 $24,045
5-Door Outback H6 22 28 $24,451 $26,995
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,684
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$327 / 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 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 22.8 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 -
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 56.1
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) 74.9 -
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
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) 10.7 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size 135/70D16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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) 2000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3335 3336
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 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
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 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
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
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 .81
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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