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2009 Ford Fusion vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2009 Ford Fusion 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 2,457 cc (4 cylinders), 2002 Subaru Outback is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 Ford Fusion (160 HP @ 6250 RPM) has 6 more horse power than 2002 Subaru Outback. (154 HP @ 5600 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2009 Ford Fusion should accelerate faster than 2002 Subaru Outback. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 524 kg more than 2009 Ford Fusion.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Ford Fusion. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback will offer significantly more control. 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, 2002 Subaru Outback (224 Nm @ 3600 RPM) has 12 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Ford Fusion. (212 Nm @ 4250 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Ford Fusion.

Compare all specifications:

2009 Ford Fusion 2002 Subaru Outback
Make Ford Subaru
Model Fusion Outback
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Sedan Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2260 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 160 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 6250 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 212 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 4250 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 966 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1460 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 66 L 64 L


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