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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 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 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 H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
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 I4 Automatic L (SE)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L 25 35 $20,181 $22,055
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 25 35 $20,679 $22,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 25 35 $21,129 $23,220
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 25 35 $22,547 $24,775
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 21 30 $24,488 $26,910
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 21 30 $27,404 $30,115
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE Sport Limited Edition 25 35 $23,767 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$20,181
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$22,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$368 / month
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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 redesigned 2012 Toyota Camry remains the most conservative-looking pick among mid-size sedans, but if you want comfort, value, and frugality above all else, it's probably just your style.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Cars Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.0 102.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 109.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 186.4 189.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 15.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.1 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 - 11.7 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 17.0
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60R16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size NA - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3190
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 4.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 170 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 2AR
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5600 178 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.63
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.30
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Toyota Camry
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 6.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating
 
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