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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $21,020 $22,295
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $21,226 $22,495
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $21,932 $23,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $22,138 $23,495
4-Door H4 Manual 2.5i Special Edtn 20 26 $22,488 $23,895
4-Door H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Special Edtn 20 26 $22,695 $24,095
4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5i Special Edtn 20 26 $23,400 $24,895
4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Special Edtn 20 26 $23,607 $25,095
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $26,470 $28,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $26,675 $28,495
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/Nav 20 26 $28,300 $30,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd w/Nav 20 26 $28,506 $30,495
4-Door H4 Manual XT Ltd 18 24 $29,367 $31,595
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $29,924 $32,095
4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd 18 24 $30,461 $32,795
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $31,746 $34,095
4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $32,284 $34,795
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,020
$41,943
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,295
$45,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$372 / month
$752 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Subaru Legacy Outback boasts more toughness than most wagons and is a good, practical alternative to tall, ungainly SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.9 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.5 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.7 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.7 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 111.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.4 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
188.7 194.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA -
Height, Overall (in)
63.2 57.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
67.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
43.0 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
32.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.0 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
66.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
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)
11.5 x 0.94 - TBD -
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)
10.6 x 0.39 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
225/60VR16 P245/45R17 AS
Rear Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size
225/60VR16 P245/45R17 AS
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3320 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 10.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
175 @ 6000 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.2L/191
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 4400 255 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.50
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.51
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.10
Trans Type
5 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.38
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.64
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportshift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.48
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.82
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic CVT
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/antisquat NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -

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