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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 2006 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2006 Subaru Legacy is newer by 4 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Subaru Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Subaru Legacy (242 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 88 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 143 kg more than 2002 Subaru Outback. 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, 2006 Subaru Legacy (310 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 86 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2006 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 2006 Subaru Legacy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Outback Legacy
Year Released 2002 2006
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 1994 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 242 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 310 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 2400 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1633 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1610 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


 

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