Building your own car is one of the great delights of shopping for new cars in the internet age, with advanced customization abilities available right online at Kansas City Subaru dealership Lee’s Summit Subaru. This guide will walk you through the steps for choosing the best car for you, and then going on to customize that vehicle to be the perfect match for your needs. To start, visit the Lee’s Summit Subaru website. Lee’s Summit Subaru is a well-reviewed Subaru dealer with a massive selection of both new and used vehicles from which to choose. Their website is a very user-friendly site where you can build and customize your own Subaru.

Check out The Step by Step Process to Get Your Dream Subaru

1. Choosing the Model

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Choosing the Subaru model that will suit your needs best is usually the best place to start and the beginning phase of the Build Your Own Subaru feature. Here you will have the option to choose the company’s flagship the Legacy, which is the largest of the sedan models and has the most features in terms of comfort and performance built in. The next option you might consider is the Impreza, a slightly smaller and less expensive four-door sedan. If you are looking for a more road-trip friendly option that can tackle rougher terrain there is the Crosstrek.

Then there is the Forester which is an even larger SUV crossover and the Outback, the most well-known of the off-road capable Subaru vehicles. If you are looking to go with a mid- to full-size SUV, the Ascent may be a better option and it allows more interior space as a consequence of its taller style. The next option is the BRZ, this is the coupe that Subaru offers and it’s wildly popular among younger people. Last but not least, there is the legendary WRX, one of the companies most recognizable and best-selling sports models.

2. Build & Price

If you thought there were going to be limited options to choose from, you may feel slightly overwhelmed at first by this step.

For our demonstration, we will choose the Subaru Legacy. The options you will be provided with depend on the model you choose. Some models are more configurable than others.

With the Legacy, you are given the option to choose from the 2.5i model, the 2.5i Premium, the 2.5i Sport, and 2.5i Limited. Once you select the column with the model you’ve chosen, you can now compare each model with the features that it offers. These features include engine size, Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, Blind-Spot Detection / Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Subaru STARLINK Multimedia, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), and leather-trimmed upholstery.

3. Engine/Chassis

In this next section, you can compare the engine and chassis features to determine which model will suit you best. You can choose from a variation of the 2.5-liter DOHC engine which has 175 hp @ 5,800 rpm power and 174 pounds per foot @ 4,400 rpm torque. The 3.6-liter DOHC engine has 256 hp @ 6,000 rpm with 247 pounds per foot @ 4,400 rpm. Each of these engines come with Lineartronic CVT which stands for Continuously Variable Transmission.

4. Stability and Traction

It’s no surprise that the Subaru Legacy engines all come with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive; after all, it helped distinguish the company’s vehicles from their competitors and helped Subaru earn its reputation for its outdoor and rugged terrain abilities. Each engine also includes Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), Traction Control System (TCS), and Active Torque Vectoring.

5. Fuel

The fuel section allows potential buyers to see exactly what kind of gas mileage they will get when they purchase either the 2.5i which gets 34/25 mpg, the 2.51 Premium, 2.5i Sport, and the 2.5i Limited. Each of these engines has a fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons and requires 87 octane unleaded gasoline.

6. Chassis

When comparing the engines available in the model you have chosen, you will have the option to compare features of the chassis including Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), four-wheel independent suspension, four-wheel disc ventilated front and rear brakes, Brake Assist, and Brake Override System.

7. Exterior

A. Dimensions

This is where the real fun begins, choosing what you want your new Subaru build to look like on the outside. This step of the process involves comparing the engines, length/width/height dimensions, wheelbase, track (front/rear), and base curb weight which (in the case of the Legacy) ranges from 3,514 pounds to 3,567 pounds depending on if you choose the 2.5i, 2.5i Premium, 2.5i Sport, or 2.5i Limited.

B. Wheels and Tires

Subaru offers a wide range of wheel options that include (for the Legacy) 17 x 7.0-inch steel wheels with covers, 17 x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Dark Gray w/ machine finish, 18 x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Black w/ machine finish, 18 x 7.5-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Gray w/ machine finish, 225/55 R17 97V all-season tires, and 225/50 R18 95H all-season tires.

8. Features

Here you will get to choose from the type of headlights you want such as projector-beam halogen headlights, LED Steering Responsive Headlights (SRH), LED fog lights, black folding side mirrors, body-color folding side mirrors, satin silver-finish folding side mirrors w/ integrated turn signals, body-color folding side mirrors w/ integrated turn signals. You will also have the option of choosing whether you want the power tilt/sliding glass moonroof, rocker spoiler with chrome trim, trunk spoiler, and even two-speed windshield wipers, a single stainless steel exhaust outlet, or dual stainless steel exhaust outlets.

9. Seating and Trim

Now we are getting to one of the most important parts, after all, you spent most of your time in the interior of your car and having a customized upholstery and seating options will make the difference in comfort when it comes to long car trips. You will have the option to choose from a six-way or 10-way power adjustable driver’s seat, power adjustable driver and front-passenger seats, and the All-Weather Package which includes heated front seats, heated rear seats, and optional cloth, leather-trimmed, or silver metallic accent trim upholstery. A woodgrain-patterned matte finish is also available for accent trim if you want a more classy look.

If you would like to customize your Subaru build even further, you can choose from amenities including climate control options, convenience features such as keyless access, push-button start, and auto-dimming rearview compass mirror with HomeLink, just to name a few. One thing to remember is not to rush the process of building your car, you want to be sure that this car will be enjoyable, safe, comfortable to drive, and will meet your individual needs. Fortunately, Lee’s Summit Subaru, Kansas City’s top Subaru dealership, has made it very easy to choose from the plethora of available customizable options.

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