Compare 2009 Ford Taurus X vs 2008 Subaru Tribeca

2009 Ford Taurus X
2008 Subaru Tribeca
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4-Door Wagon FWD SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD SEL 17 24 $25,958 $28,270
4-Door Wagon AWD SEL 15 22 $27,623 $30,120
4-Door Wagon FWD Eddie Bauer 17 24 $28,712 $31,330
4-Door Wagon FWD Limited 17 24 $29,608 $32,325
4-Door Wagon AWD Eddie Bauer 15 22 $30,377 $33,180
4-Door Wagon AWD Limited 15 22 $31,272 $34,175
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4-Door 5-Pass
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 5-Pass 16 21 $28,311 $29,995
4-Door 7-Pass 16 21 $29,056 $30,995
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd 16 21 $30,702 $32,595
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd 16 21 $31,458 $33,595
4-Door 5-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $32,912 $34,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/Nav 16 21 $33,665 $35,995
4-Door 7-Pass Ltd w/DVD/Nav 16 21 $35,327 $37,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,958
$28,311
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,270
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$471 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Ford may never call it a wagon for marketing reasons, but the 2009 Ford Taurus X is just that—practical, convenient, safe, and quite possibly one of the best wagons ever produced. The 2008 Subaru Tribeca is mainstream now, in style and performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sports Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.4 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 38.2
Third Hip Room (in)
46.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
38.6 -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.2 104.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.5 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.9 73.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
200.3 191.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 44
Height, Overall (in)
67.6 66.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 108.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.0 37.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 67.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.5 74.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.8 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 43.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 44.4
Brakes
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.71
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.3 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 18.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R17 P255/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
T135/90D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17 P255/55HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4033 4140
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 6-cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 247 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.6L/221.5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 256 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 2.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.26
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.58
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.47
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA w/Sportshift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2WD Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus X Subaru Tribeca (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.04 .98
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multilink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Upper A-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut Type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.71 .55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar w/Lower L-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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