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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 21 29 $19,201 $20,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 32 $20,119 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $20,428 $21,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,990 $23,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $22,301 $23,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport 24 32 $23,784 $25,245
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Sport 24 32 $24,089 $25,545
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,343 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $24,651 $26,195
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $27,097 $28,895
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,448 $29,665
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,860 $34,265
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Snrf/Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,582 $26,675
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,500 $28,675
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $29,130 $30,375
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $32,026 $33,395
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 24 34 $30,011 $31,295
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 24 34 $21,189 $22,095
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,194 $24,185
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 24 34 $24,815 $25,875
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 24 34 $25,601 $26,695
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 34 $26,752 $27,895
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV S 24 35 $20,134 $20,995
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV SE 24 35 $23,759 $24,775
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Nav 22 31 $21,332 $22,245
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Manual PZEV Sport 24 35 $25,390 $26,475
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Sport 24 34 $26,541 $27,675
4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Ed 24 34 $23,012 $23,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,201
$19,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,295
$20,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$338 / month
$347 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Subaru Legacy continues to represent a good value as a sporty, affordable, all-wheel-drive sedan that's fun to drive--as long as you're not looking for the latest gadgets and gimmicks. The 2014 VW Passat gains a good new four-cylinder, while it keeps its grip on TDI economy, excellent interior room, and top-notch crash-test scores.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103 102
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.5 37.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 57
Front Leg Room (in) 43 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 187.2 191.6
Height, Overall (in) 59.3 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 62 61
Wheelbase (in) 108.3 110.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.7 15.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 12.3
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) 11.3 10.7
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60VR16 P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/60VR16 P215/60TR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3315 3166
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 140
Engine
Fuel System Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 177 @ 4250
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5 L/152 2.5 L/151
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 5600 170 @ 5700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 32
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.11 3.65
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.27
Trans Type 6 5
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.12
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Subaru Legacy Volkswagen Passat
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 6.9
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
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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