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2009 Honda Fit vs. 2002 Subaru Outback

To start off, 2009 Honda Fit 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, 2002 Subaru Outback (154 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 37 more horse power than 2009 Honda Fit. (117 HP @ 6600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2002 Subaru Outback should accelerate faster than 2009 Honda Fit. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2002 Subaru Outback weights approximately 29 kg more than 2009 Honda Fit. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2002 Subaru Outback is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 Honda Fit. 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 80 more torque (in Nm) than 2009 Honda Fit. (144 Nm @ 4800 RPM). This means 2002 Subaru Outback will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2009 Honda Fit. 2002 Subaru Outback has automatic transmission and 2009 Honda Fit has manual transmission. 2009 Honda Fit 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 Honda Fit 2002 Subaru Outback
Make Honda Subaru
Model Fit Outback
Year Released 2009 2002
Body Type Hatchback Station Wagon
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1495 cc 2457 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line boxer
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 117 HP 154 HP
Engine RPM 6600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 144 Nm 224 Nm
Torque RPM 4800 RPM 3600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Front 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1461 kg 1490 kg
Vehicle Length 4110 mm 4730 mm
Vehicle Width 1700 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1530 mm 1550 mm
Wheelbase Size 2510 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 L 64 L


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