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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $14,923 $15,545
4-Door Automatic Base 24 29 $15,979 $16,645
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,008 $16,675
4-Door Automatic S 24 29 $17,064 $17,775
4-Door Manual S w/Sunroof 24 34 $17,113 $17,825
4-Door Automatic S w/Sunroof 24 29 $18,168 $18,925
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $19,497 $20,310
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $20,553 $21,410
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 23 33 $20,785 $21,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience/Sunroof 24 31 $21,841 $22,750
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $21,979 $22,895
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,071 $22,990
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $23,035 $23,995
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,127 $24,090
4-Door Manual PZEV SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual SEL w/Nav 23 33 $23,185 $24,150
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $23,452 $24,430
4-Door Automatic Hybrid 42 48 $23,995 $24,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Nav 24 31 $24,241 $25,250
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,508 $25,530
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $24,855 $25,890
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SE 42 48 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,911 $26,990
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL 42 48 $28,153 $29,325
4-Door Automatic Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,933 $31,180
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4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 21 28 $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 $21,253 $22,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $21,565 $22,795
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,094 $24,495
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Sport N/A N/A $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,806 $25,395
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,923
$19,201
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,545
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Subaru Legacy retains its unique position as an affordable, fun-to-drive mid-size sedan with standard all-wheel drive--and adds some standout safety technology.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.900
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 103.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.500
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.100
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.000
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 37.800
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.300
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 61.600
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.900
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 187.200
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 59.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 62.000
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 108.300
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.200
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 71.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 14.700
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.300 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 11.600 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.500
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.40 14.500
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 36.800
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Quick Ratio Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.900
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 3315
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 174 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 173 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.695
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.454
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.296
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.825
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.636
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.947
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.111
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.972
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Subaru Legacy
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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