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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 1975 Mazda Cosmo

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 27 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1975 Mazda Cosmo. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1975 Mazda Cosmo would be higher. At 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 52 more horse power than 1975 Mazda Cosmo. (102 HP @ 5300 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 1975 Mazda Cosmo. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 375 kg more than 1975 Mazda Cosmo. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 1975 Mazda Cosmo. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback 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, 2002 Subaru Outback (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 57 more torque (in Nm) than 1975 Mazda Cosmo. (167 Nm @ 3000 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1975 Mazda Cosmo.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 1975 Mazda Cosmo
Make Subaru Mazda
Model Outback Cosmo
Year Released 2002 1975
Body Type Station Wagon Coupe
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 1970 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 2 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 102 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5300 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 167 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 99.5 mm 80 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 98 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1115 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4480 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1690 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1340 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2520 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 65 L


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