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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK Audio 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/HK/Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem AWP/Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $23,791 $25,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $24,100 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Ltd Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $26,546 $28,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Ltd Navigation 18 25 $29,259 $31,395
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $18,481 $19,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 31 $19,405 $20,990
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 22 31 $20,923 $22,635
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 22 31 $22,406 $24,240
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 22 31 $24,788 $26,820
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 18 27 $25,030 $27,080
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $27,098 $29,320
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$18,481
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Subaru Legacy is one of the best-handling mid-size sedans, and the only mainstream one to offer standard all-wheel drive. The 2011 Mazda Mazda6 is a great pick for practically-minded family-car shoppers who also value driving enjoyment.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.0 101.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 109.8
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 193.7
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 16.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.0 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) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.8 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) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size NA T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3258
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.9 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5600 170 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.84
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.31
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA Double-Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6 (2010)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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