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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 1999 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2002 Subaru Outback is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1999 Subaru Legacy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1999 Subaru Legacy would be higher. At 2,458 cc (4 cylinders), 1999 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 175 kg more than 1999 Subaru Legacy.

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) has 4 more torque (in Nm) than 1999 Subaru Legacy. (220 Nm). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1999 Subaru Legacy. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 1999 Subaru Legacy has manual transmission. 1999 Subaru Legacy 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 1999 Subaru Legacy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Outback Legacy
Year Released 2002 1999
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 2458 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 0 HP
Torque 224 Nm 220 Nm
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1315 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4680 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1720 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1460 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2640 mm


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