The 2003 Subaru Baja wears two hats. If you normally carry passengers but have occasional need to carry cargo such as mountain bikes, surfboards or awkward goods such as a refrigerator, then the Baja could be the ideal vehicle. That assumes you don't mind something that looks different from the run of the mill car or truck.
Model Line Overview
5-speed manual; 4-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):
ABS, uniform child restraint anchorage system (LATCH); front seatbelts with pretensioners; front airbags with dual-stage deployment for passenger side
Safety equipment (optional):
3 years/36,000 miles
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
automatic climate control; leather seats; 6-way power driver''s seat; telescopic, leather-wrapped steering wheel; power windows; remote central locking; intermittent wipers; cruise control; rear window defogger; AM/FM/CD/cassette 4-speaker stereo; Switchback system with fold-down rear seats and cargo-bed pass-through door; daytime running lights; front fog lights with stone guard; power moonroof
Options as tested (MSRP):
bed extender ($250); cargo area spotlight ($65)
Gas guzzler tax:
Price as tested (MSRP):
2.5-liter sohc 16-valve horizontally opposed 4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
165 @ 5600
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
166 @ 4000
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
104.3 in. in.
Head/hip/leg room, f:
Head/hip/leg room, m:
Head/hip/leg room, r:
disc/disc with ABS
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of August 19, 2002.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges.
N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
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