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2003 Subaru Legacy Wagon
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5-Door Manual L
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 Manual Outback 21 27 $21,118 $23,245
5-Door Manual w/Prem Audio Outback 21 27 $21,118 $23,245
5-Door Automatic Outback 22 28 $21,840 $24,045
5-Door Automatic w/Prem Audio Outback 22 28 $21,840 $24,045
5-Door 2.5 Manual GT 21 27 $23,494 $25,895
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 27 $24,298 $26,795
5-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 26 $24,396 $26,895
5-Door Outback H6 22 28 $24,451 $26,995
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
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,684
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 56.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
74.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.7
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
135/70D16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3335 3336
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
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 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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
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

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