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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 1976 Subaru Rex

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 26 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1976 Subaru Rex. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1976 Subaru Rex 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 125 more horse power than 1976 Subaru Rex. (29 HP @ 6500 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 1976 Subaru Rex. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 955 kg more than 1976 Subaru Rex. 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 1976 Subaru Rex. 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 186 more torque (in Nm) than 1976 Subaru Rex. (38 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1976 Subaru Rex. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 1976 Subaru Rex has manual transmission. 1976 Subaru Rex will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Subaru Outback will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 1976 Subaru Rex
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Outback Rex
Year Released 2002 1976
Engine Position Front Rear
Engine Size 2457 cc 488 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 2 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 154 HP 29 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6500 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 38 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 535 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 3000 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1300 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1290 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 1930 mm


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