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2005 Subaru Legacy vs. 2008 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2008 Subaru Impreza is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Subaru Legacy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Subaru Legacy would be higher. At 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Subaru Impreza (227 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 103 more horse power than 2005 Subaru Legacy. (124 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 2005 Subaru Legacy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 90 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, 2008 Subaru Impreza (320 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 144 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Subaru Legacy. (176 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Subaru Legacy.

Compare all specifications:

2005 Subaru Legacy 2008 Subaru Impreza
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Impreza
Year Released 2005 2008
Body Type Station Wagon Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 124 HP 227 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 176 Nm 320 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline - Premium
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1315 kg 1405 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4470 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1500 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 60 L


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