Compare 2003 Subaru Legacy Wagon vs 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2003 Subaru Legacy Wagon
2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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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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2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
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)
- 9.9
Brakes
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 -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.40
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7
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
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
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 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
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
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

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