2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 2001 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2008 Subaru Impreza is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2001 Subaru Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2001 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 2,501 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Subaru Impreza (171 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 17 more horse power than 2001 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Subaru Impreza should accelerate faster than 2001 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Subaru Impreza weights approximately 118 kg more than 2001 Subaru Outback. 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 (231 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 8 more torque (in Nm) than 2001 Subaru Outback. (223 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2001 Subaru Outback.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Subaru Impreza 2001 Subaru Outback
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Impreza Outback
Year Released 2008 2001
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2501 cc 2455 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 171 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 223 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1608 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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