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2007 Subaru Legacy vs. 2005 Subaru Impreza

To start off, 2007 Subaru Legacy is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Subaru Impreza. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Subaru Impreza would be higher. At 2,458 cc (4 cylinders), 2005 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Subaru Legacy (242 HP @ 6400 RPM) has 76 more horse power than 2005 Subaru Impreza. (166 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2007 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2005 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 660 kg more than 2005 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) has 85 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Subaru Impreza. (225 Nm). This means 2007 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Subaru Impreza.

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2007 Subaru Legacy 2005 Subaru Impreza
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Impreza
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
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 242 HP 166 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 225 Nm
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 100 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 79 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.0:1
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2010 kg 1350 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4420 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 60 L


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