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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 2007 Subaru Forester

To start off, 2007 Subaru Forester is newer by 5 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. Both 2002 Subaru Outback and 2007 Subaru Forester are equipped with a 2,457 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Subaru Forester (227 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 73 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Forester should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 20 kg more than 2007 Subaru Forester.

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, 2007 Subaru Forester (320 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 96 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2007 Subaru Forester will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 2007 Subaru Forester
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Outback Forester
Year Released 2002 2007
Body Type Station Wagon SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 227 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 99.5 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 79 mm
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 1470 kg
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1600 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 60 L


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