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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 1995 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1995 Subaru Impreza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1995 Subaru Impreza 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 65 more horse power than 1995 Subaru Impreza. (89 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 1995 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 485 kg more than 1995 Subaru Impreza. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or 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, 2002 Subaru Outback (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 1995 Subaru Impreza. (128 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1995 Subaru Impreza. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 1995 Subaru Impreza has manual transmission. 1995 Subaru Impreza 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.

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2002 Subaru Outback 1995 Subaru Impreza
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Outback Impreza
Year Released 2002 1995
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 1596 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 89 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 128 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 99.5 mm 91.9 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 60 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1005 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4360 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1700 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2530 mm


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