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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
4-Door Sedan GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $18,918 $20,625
4-Door Sedan GS Plus 20 28 $19,908 $21,725
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,684
$18,918
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$20,625
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$344 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 51.3 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 34.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.9 102.5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 36.7
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
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 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 187.4 199.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 43.3 -
Height, Overall (in) 60.0 55.5
Liftover Height (in) 22.8 26.0
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) - 16.0
Brakes
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
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
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
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
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 T135/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 175
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 3338
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 186 @ 3900
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 V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Mercury Sable
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 36.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32 36.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Indep Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
 
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