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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 2006 Toyota Hilux

To start off, 2006 Toyota Hilux 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 2,494 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Toyota Hilux is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2002 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 53 more horse power than 2006 Toyota Hilux. (101 HP @ 3600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 2006 Toyota Hilux. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 305 kg more than 2006 Toyota Hilux. 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 2006 Toyota Hilux. 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 24 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Toyota Hilux. (200 Nm @ 1400 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Toyota Hilux. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 2006 Toyota Hilux has manual transmission. 2006 Toyota Hilux 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 2006 Toyota Hilux
Make Subaru Toyota
Model Outback Hilux
Year Released 2002 2006
Body Type Station Wagon Pickup
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 2494 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 101 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 3600 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 200 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 1400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 99.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 93.8 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Rear
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 2 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 2 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1185 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 5140 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1770 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 3090 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 80 L


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