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1986 Subaru XT vs. 2005 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2005 Subaru Legacy is newer by 19 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 10 more horse power than 2005 Subaru Legacy. (137 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1986 Subaru XT should accelerate faster than 2005 Subaru Legacy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 78 kg more than 1986 Subaru XT.

Because 2005 Subaru Legacy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1986 Subaru XT. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Legacy will offer significantly more control. 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 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Subaru Legacy. (187 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 1986 Subaru XT will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Subaru Legacy.

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1986 Subaru XT 2005 Subaru Legacy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model XT Legacy
Year Released 1986 2005
Body Type Coupe Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2672 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Horse Power 147 HP 137 HP
Engine RPM 5200 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 211 Nm 187 Nm
Torque RPM 2800 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 67 mm 75 mm
Top Speed 210 km/hour 197 km/hour
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 4 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1278 kg 1356 kg
Vehicle Length 4460 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1320 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L 64 L


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