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2012 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
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 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $20,152 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,070 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,380 $22,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,067 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,375 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,750 $26,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,821 $28,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
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4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $19,343 $20,480
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 31 $20,286 $21,480
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 22 31 $21,839 $23,125
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 22 31 $23,352 $24,730
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 22 31 $25,786 $27,310
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 18 27 $26,033 $27,570
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $28,146 $29,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$19,343
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$20,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form. The 2012 Mazda6 is just as comfortable, practical, and refined as most other mid-size sedans, but it's a little more enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 193.7
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 16.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.2
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA T115/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3272
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA 16.0 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 100
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 167 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.31
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Mazda Mazda6
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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