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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
2-Door Coupe 1.8L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,684
$23,204
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$416 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 51.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 52.8
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 36.3
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 51.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.0
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 52.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 85
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 57.5 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 187.4 171.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 54.3
Liftover Height (in) 22.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 57.3 57.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 106.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 30.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 9.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x 0.39 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.40
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.3
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60HR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size 135/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P205/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3335 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 189 @ 5800
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 - TBD -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in) 8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 - TBD -
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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