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2002 Subaru Outback vs. 2013 Nissan Maxima

To start off, 2013 Nissan Maxima is newer by 11 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 3,500 cc (6 cylinders), 2013 Nissan Maxima is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2013 Nissan Maxima (286 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 132 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2013 Nissan Maxima should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2013 Nissan Maxima weights approximately 131 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.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2013 Nissan Maxima. 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, 2013 Nissan Maxima (354 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 130 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2013 Nissan Maxima will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2002 Subaru Outback 2013 Nissan Maxima
Make Subaru Nissan
Model Outback Maxima
Year Released 2002 2013
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2457 cc 3500 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type boxer V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 154 HP 286 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6400 RPM
Torque 224 Nm 354 Nm
Torque RPM 3600 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 99.5 mm 95 mm
Engine Stroke Size 79 mm 81 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Transmission Type Automatic CVT
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1490 kg 1621 kg
Vehicle Length 4730 mm 4843 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1860 mm
Vehicle Height 1550 mm 1467 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2775 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 76 L


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