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2006 Subaru Baja Trims

Sport

Avg. Price: $12,263

The 2006 Subaru Baja Sport is the base model for this car-truck combo. Based on an Outback platform, the Baja Sport comes with all-wheel drive, ABS brakes, and dual front airbags. It is powered by a 2.5-liter, 165-hp, 4-cylinder engine and comes standard with a 5-speed manual or optional 4-speed automatic. Cruise control, fog lights, a sunroof, power mirrors, doors, and locks, rear defrost, and daytime running lights are standard. New equipment includes keyless entry and a security system.

A cargo net, bed liner, and tie-downs come with the open bed. Roof rails provide extra storage options. 16-inch all-weather tires combine with the all-wheel drive capability for superior action on rough or weather-hampered roads. There are no options on the 2006 Baja Sport. Good handling, but lack of power, especially when accelerating are characteristics of the Sport. The AWD and versatility for short-term hauling is also a benefit.

Turbo

Avg. Price: $14,121

For more hauling power and a little more zip behind the wheel when you go off-road, the 2006 Subaru Baja Turbo is there to the rescue. With a turbocharged 2.5-liter, flat-4 engine, the Baja Turbo gets 210-hp to the Sport's 165. Like the Sport, it is paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic. It is outfitted similarly to the Sport, with power mirrors, windows, and locks, a sunroof, cruise control, fog lights, air conditioning, ABS brakes, and dual front airbags. Alloy interior trim, rear defrost, a temperature display, and intermittent wipers are also standard. For storage security and expansion, the Turbo also has a roof rack, cargo net, tie-downs, and bed liner are also all standard.

Unique to the 2006 Baja Turbo are options such as power front seats and leather upholstery. Roof lights and a hard cover for the open bed are also optional, as is a tailgate extension. The rear seats fold down and a divider can be removed to offer room for longer objects in the bed. Not surprisingly, owners love the turbo power, along with the truck versatility in a vehicle that handles like a car. A small bed, so-so gas mileage, and limited legroom are some downsides.