Description: Compact Crossover Sport Utility Pickup Truck
Base MSRP Range: $22,495 - $27,495
Invoice Price Range: $20,981 - $25,522
Where built: USA
Subaru's crossover is part car and part truck -- the car up front and truck in back. Baja's front half comes from Outback and Legacy with a four-door cabin containing front buckets and a back bench. The truck bed crimps to 42 inches long but stretches to 75 inches with tailgate dropped and the cab's rear wall pass-through -- a 30-inch-wide portal called the Switchback -- open.
Baja has a hiked suspension and the body layered in cladding, with optional rally lights and chrome bars lining the roof. The series extends to four models with a well-equipped base Baja, the Baja Sport, Baja Turbo and top Baja Turbo with Leather Package.
Baja and Sport draw from a four-cylinder boxer engine whipped to 165 hp with manual five-speed or optional four-speed automatic shifter. Baja Turbo gets the 2.5-liter boxer four with turbo-charger and inter-cooler to punch out 210 hp.