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1988 Honda Legend vs. 1989 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 1989 Subaru Legacy is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1988 Honda Legend. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1988 Honda Legend would be higher. At 2,675 cc (6 cylinders), 1988 Honda Legend is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 1988 Honda Legend (175 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 1989 Subaru Legacy. (102 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 1988 Honda Legend should accelerate faster than 1989 Subaru Legacy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 1988 Honda Legend weights approximately 280 kg more than 1989 Subaru Legacy. 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, 1988 Honda Legend (232 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 87 more torque (in Nm) than 1989 Subaru Legacy. (145 Nm @ 3200 RPM). This means 1988 Honda Legend will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1989 Subaru Legacy.

Compare all specifications:

1988 Honda Legend 1989 Subaru Legacy
Make Honda Subaru
Model Legend Legacy
Year Released 1988 1989
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2675 cc 1820 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Horse Power 175 HP 102 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 232 Nm 145 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3200 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 2 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1420 kg 1140 kg
Vehicle Length 4760 mm 4520 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1380 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2720 mm 2590 mm


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