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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,939
$25,095
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,295
$27,425
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$457 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy. The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.0
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 60.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 108
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 59.1
Front Leg Room (in) 43.0 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 109.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 75.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 188.2 189.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.7 63.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.3 70.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 12.8 x - 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) 11.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 17.7
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 40.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 215/70R16 P245/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 215/70R16 P245/55R19
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 270 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 405 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3386 3760
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 19 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 18 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 4000 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code NA 1AR
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 170 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.90
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.33
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 4.14
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Subaru Outback Toyota Venza
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.5 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
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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