2008 Subaru Impreza vs. 2006 Subaru Legacy

To start off, 2008 Subaru Impreza is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Subaru Legacy. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Subaru Legacy would be higher. At 2,501 cc (4 cylinders), 2008 Subaru Impreza is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Subaru Legacy (175 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 4 more horse power than 2008 Subaru Impreza. (171 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2006 Subaru Legacy should accelerate faster than 2008 Subaru Impreza. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Subaru Legacy weights approximately 25 kg more than 2008 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, 2008 Subaru Impreza (231 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Subaru Legacy. (229 Nm @ 4400 RPM). This means 2008 Subaru Impreza will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Subaru Legacy.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Subaru Impreza 2006 Subaru Legacy
Make Subaru Subaru
Model Impreza Legacy
Year Released 2008 2006
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2501 cc 2458 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type boxer boxer
Horse Power 171 HP 175 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 231 Nm 229 Nm
Torque RPM 4400 RPM 4400 RPM
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1608 kg 1633 kg
Vehicle Length 4590 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1740 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2630 mm 2680 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 8.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 11.8 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.7 L/100km 9.4 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 64 L 64 L


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