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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 3,000 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Subaru Legacy (241 HP @ 6600 RPM) has 117 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 165 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 (297 Nm @ 4200 RPM) has 121 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. 2003 Subaru Legacy has automatic transmission and 2005 Subaru Legacy has manual transmission. 2005 Subaru Legacy will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2003 Subaru Legacy will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

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2005 Subaru Legacy 2003 Subaru Legacy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Legacy
Year Released 2005 2003
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 124 HP 241 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 6600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 297 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4200 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 89.3 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 80 mm
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 1480 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4670 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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