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1986 Subaru XT vs. 1989 Subaru Leone

To start off, 1989 Subaru Leone is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1986 Subaru XT. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1986 Subaru XT would be higher. At 2,672 cc (6 cylinders), 1986 Subaru XT is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1986 Subaru XT (147 HP @ 5200 RPM) has 75 more horse power than 1989 Subaru Leone. (72 HP @ 5200 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Subaru XT should accelerate faster than 1989 Subaru Leone. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1986 Subaru XT weights approximately 248 kg more than 1989 Subaru Leone. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 1986 Subaru XT (211 Nm @ 2800 RPM) has 88 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Subaru Leone. (123 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1986 Subaru XT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Subaru Leone.

Compare all specifications:

1986 Subaru XT 1989 Subaru Leone
Make Subaru Subaru
Model XT Leone
Year Released 1986 1989
Body Type Coupe Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 1595 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 147 HP 72 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5200 RPM
Torque 211 Nm 123 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 3200 RPM
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 4 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1030 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4380 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1670 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1410 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2470 mm


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