Compare 2007 Acura TL vs 2009 Subaru Legacy

2007 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AT 20 28 $30,847 $33,625
4-Door Sedan AT Navigation 20 28 $33,136 $36,125
4-Door Sedan AT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S 19 28 $34,967 $38,125
4-Door Sedan AT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
4-Door Sedan MT Type-S Summer Tires 19 28 $35,150 $38,325
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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $19,666 $20,795
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $19,872 $20,995
4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 26 $19,941 $21,095
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $20,146 $21,295
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $20,578 $21,795
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $20,784 $21,995
4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 26 $20,853 $22,095
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Special Edition 20 26 $21,058 $22,295
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $23,465 $24,995
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $23,672 $25,195
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $30,100 $32,395
4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $32,106 $34,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,847
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,625
$20,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
On all counts, the 2007 Acura TL is a sophisticated, luxurious, and dependable car. What it lacks is excitement. The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.9 90.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 54.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.3 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 11.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 10.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.35 10.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/45WR17 205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45WR17 205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3623 3270
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.5 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
Displacement
3.2L/196 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
258 @ 6200 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
233 @ 5000 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.45
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportshift
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Subaru Legacy
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.72 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.07 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Double-Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/antisquat
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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