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2007 Subaru Legacy vs. 2005 Subaru Outback

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 Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 2,999 cc (6 cylinders), 2005 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2005 Subaru Outback (250 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 8 more horse power than 2007 Subaru Legacy. (242 HP @ 6400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2005 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 2007 Subaru Legacy. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 402 kg more than 2005 Subaru Outback.

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 13 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Subaru Outback. (297 Nm). This means 2007 Subaru Legacy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2007 Subaru Legacy 2005 Subaru Outback
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Legacy Outback
Year Released 2007 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1994 cc 2999 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 242 HP 250 HP
Engine RPM 6400 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 310 Nm 297 Nm
Engine Bore Size 92 mm 89.1 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 80 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 9.5:1 10.7:1
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 2010 kg 1608 kg
Vehicle Length 4670 mm 4740 mm
Vehicle Width 1740 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1420 mm 1510 mm
Wheelbase Size 2680 mm 2530 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.2 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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