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2007 Subaru Legacy vs. 2000 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2007 Subaru Legacy is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2000 Subaru Impreza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2000 Subaru Impreza 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 27 more horse power than 2000 Subaru Impreza. (215 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2000 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 625 kg more than 2000 Subaru Impreza. 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 18 more torque (in Nm) than 2000 Subaru Impreza. (292 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2007 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2000 Subaru Impreza. 2007 Subaru Legacy has automatic transmission and 2000 Subaru Impreza has manual transmission. 2000 Subaru Impreza 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.

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2007 Subaru Legacy 2000 Subaru Impreza
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Impreza
Year Released 2007 2000
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 1993 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 242 HP 215 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 292 Nm
Torque RPM 2400 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 75 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 8.0:1
Top Speed 237 km/hour 230 km/hour
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2010 kg 1385 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 60 L


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