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2009 Audi A4 vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2009 Audi A4 is newer by 7 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2002 Subaru Outback. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2002 Subaru Outback would be higher. At 2,965 cc (6 cylinders), 2009 Audi A4 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Audi A4 (222 HP @ 4000 RPM) has 68 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Audi A4 should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Audi A4 weights approximately 120 kg more than 2002 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, 2009 Audi A4 (450 Nm @ 1400 RPM) has 226 more torque (in Nm) than 2002 Subaru Outback. (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM). This means 2009 Audi A4 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2002 Subaru Outback. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 2009 Audi A4 has manual transmission. 2009 Audi A4 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2002 Subaru Outback will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Audi A4 2002 Subaru Outback
Make Audi Subaru
Model A4 Outback
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2965 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 222 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 450 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 1400 RPM 3600 RPM
Engine Bore Size 83 mm 99.5 mm
Engine Stroke Size 91.4 mm 79 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1610 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4550 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1780 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1430 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2660 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 64 L


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