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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $19,666 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $19,872 $20,995
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 26 $19,941 $21,095
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $20,146 $21,295
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $20,578 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $20,784 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 26 $20,853 $22,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $21,058 $22,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $23,465 $24,995
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $23,672 $25,195
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $30,100 $32,395
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $32,106 $34,595
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4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,666
$28,551
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,795
$30,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement. The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.2 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 185.2
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 110.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.4 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 0.94 12.6 x 1.18
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)
10.6 x 0.39 11.3 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic
Tires
Rear Tire Size
205/50R17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/50R17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 9.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 4400 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 1
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 - TBD -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportshift Automatic w/OD
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 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Audi A4
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/antisquat w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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