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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 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
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
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
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 AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Sport 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 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
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 Leg Room (in) 34.3 33.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 85
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
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 30.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 68.0
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 43.5 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 9.9
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 0.94 - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.40
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P205/55HR16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3335 3250
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/110
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
Transmission
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 -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 - TBD -
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 - 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
 
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