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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 GL Manual
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.1 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 14.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size 135/70D16 P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/60HR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA N/A
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3335 3212
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.1 7.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 430 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 166 @ 4000 166 @ 1950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 5600 170 @ 5900
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Cyl Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
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
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 -
 
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