Compare 2003 Subaru Legacy Wagon vs 2003 Volkswagen Passat

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 Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,684
$19,790
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,495
$21,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$342 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 95
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 56.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 57.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
30.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 68.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 59.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 185.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
60.0 57.6
Liftover Height (in)
22.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 106.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.9 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 11.3 x 0.98
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 9.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
205/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
135/70D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3335 3212
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 15 x 6
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 7.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 90
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 170 @ 5900
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.44
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.18
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.78
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.43
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Radius Arms Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Four-link

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