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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 22 29 $22,123 $23,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $22,431 $23,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 24 30 $23,040 $24,495
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 30 $23,349 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,289 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,602 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 24 30 $25,208 $26,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 30 $25,520 $27,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,281 $29,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 30 $27,589 $29,395
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 17 25 $30,034 $32,095
FWD 4-Door Base
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$485 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Above all else, the 2014 Subaru Outback remains an eminently practical and capable vehicle, with generous interior space both for people and their gear. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 56.700
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 61.300
Second Head Room (in) 39.3 40.500
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 61.000
Front Leg Room (in) 43 40.600
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.4 151.700
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 57.300
Second Leg Room (in) 37.8 39.800
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 41.400
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.200
Third Hip Room (in) - 40.700
Third Head Room (in) - 37.800
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.800
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.7 7.600
Length, Overall (in) 189 197.100
Height, Overall (in) 65.8 70.400
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 67.000
Wheelbase (in) 107.9 112.600
Liftover Height (in) 28 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 78.900
Track Width, Front (in) 61 67.000
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 71.3 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.1 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 34.3 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 42.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 34.3 43.800
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 44.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
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) 11.3 - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 - TBD -
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.600
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.8 39.200
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.750
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/70SR16 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 270 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 405 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2700 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3423 4534
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 490 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 175
Engine
Displacement 2.5 L/152 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 173 @ 5600 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Regular Unleaded H-4 Gas V6
Fuel System Sequential MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 174 @ 4100 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 998
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.44 3.390
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.840
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.64 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 2.870
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/manual shift
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 4.480
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - 1.000
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Body Style Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Subaru Outback Ford Explorer
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - 1.259
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - 0.866
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 (Est) 9.1
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
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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