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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 2.5 Manual GT 21 27 $23,494 $25,895
5-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 26 $24,396 $26,895
5-Door Manual Outback 21 27 $21,118 $23,245
5-Door Automatic Outback 22 28 $21,840 $24,045
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 27 $24,298 $26,795
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
5-Door Manual w/Prem Audio Outback 21 27 $21,118 $23,245
5-Door Automatic w/Prem Audio Outback 22 28 $21,840 $24,045
5-Door Outback H6 22 28 $24,451 $26,995
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 Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
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
The Car Connection's Take
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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
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
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.3 41.5
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 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) - 15
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 16.4
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
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 - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Wagon Volkswagen Passat
Body Style 4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sdn
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Radius Arms Torsion Beam
 
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