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2005 Subaru Legacy vs. 2003 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2005 Subaru Legacy is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Subaru Legacy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Subaru Legacy would be higher. At 2,458 cc (4 cylinders), 2003 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Subaru Legacy (162 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 38 more horse power than 2005 Subaru Legacy. (124 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2003 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2005 Subaru Legacy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 137 kg more than 2005 Subaru Legacy. 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, 2003 Subaru Legacy (226 Nm @ 4000 RPM) has 50 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Subaru Legacy. (176 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Subaru Legacy.

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2005 Subaru Legacy 2003 Subaru Legacy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Legacy
Year Released 2005 2003
Body Type Station Wagon Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2458 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 124 HP 162 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 226 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 100 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 1452 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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