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2007 Subaru Legacy vs. 1998 Subaru Justy

To start off, 2007 Subaru Legacy is newer by 9 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1998 Subaru Justy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1998 Subaru Justy would be higher. At 1,994 cc (4 cylinders), 2007 Subaru Legacy is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Subaru Legacy (242 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 175 more horse power than 1998 Subaru Justy. (67 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 1998 Subaru Justy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 1145 kg more than 1998 Subaru Justy. 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, 2007 Subaru Legacy (310 Nm @ 2400 RPM) has 211 more torque (in Nm) than 1998 Subaru Justy. (99 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2007 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1998 Subaru Justy. 2007 Subaru Legacy has automatic transmission and 1998 Subaru Justy has manual transmission. 1998 Subaru Justy will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2007 Subaru Legacy will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Subaru Legacy 1998 Subaru Justy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Justy
Year Released 2007 1998
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 1297 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer in-line
Horse Power 242 HP 67 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 99 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3500 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 2010 kg 865 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 3750 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1580 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1360 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2270 mm


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