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Selected Style 4-Door H4 Manual
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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 H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
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
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.5T w/Snrf 19 27 $29,117 $30,975
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T 17 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.5T w/Snrf 18 26 $30,856 $32,825
4-Door Sedan FWD 2.4T T5 w/Snrf 18 26 $31,946 $33,985
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,666
$29,117
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,795
$30,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$516 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement. The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 55.5
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 55.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90.9 91
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 33.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 38.7
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 56.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 58.7 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 105.1 106.9
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.0
Track Width, Front (in) 58.9 61.5
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 188.7 181.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 11.4 13.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.6 x 0.39 11.3 x - TBD -
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) 10.8 x 0.94 12.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 38.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.5 16.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 205/50R17 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 205/50R17 P205/55R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 330
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3523
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 169 @ 4400 236 @ 1500 - 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 208 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.09 1.34
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.98
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.02
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Sportshift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.33 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 3.03
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.90 2.27
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Volvo S60
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/antisquat NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA .75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA .91
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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