Subaru Baja

Subaru debuted its unique crossover model, Baja for the 2003 model year. This crossover vehicle integrates the qualities of a traditional four door sedan with the bed of a short pickup to create one innovative, compact truck. The Baja offers an array of standard and optional equipment combined with the essential elements of quality and safety. The Baja is crafted with a five speed manual overdrive transmission with a four speed automatic overdrive alternative. All wheel drive is standard, and as with all c models in the Subaru lineup created after 1998, the only available option. The premiere year for the Baja offered two trim styles, the sport and the short lived LDT, which was replaced by a turbo version for 2004. The LDT trim offered standard power controlled, and leather seats. Standard across the board features include cruise control, air conditioning, power windows and door locks, a sunroof, daytime running lights and tilt steering. An AM/FM radio with compact disc is also on the list of standard equipment, with an optional subwoofer, for those who desire maximum power from their sound system. The Turbo trim also features a leather steering wheel and a standard compact disc changer; this is available as an add-on in the sport version. An optional leather package is available to those who chose to purchase the Turbo trim style. The Baja offers a smooth, comfortable ride with near effortless handling. The vehicle's original design provides seating for a maximum of four passengers. An exterior load bearing rack and pickup truck bed liner are standard features that make storing items simple; also, the second row seat folds and a cargo net is optional. In addition, the Baja has been praised for its superior comfort level and reliability on the list of standard safety features are antilock brakes and driver-passenger airbags; a traction control system is optional in both trims. The Subaru Baja offers consumers a unique choice when shopping for a practical, everyday use vehicle.