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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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.9
Brakes
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 -
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 21.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
NA 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
NA 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Tires
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 -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
225/60VR16 P245/45R17 AS
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3320 - TBD -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 380
Engine
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI FSI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Audi A6
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 - TBD -

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