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2008 Subaru Legacy Outback

2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

  2008 Subaru Legacy Outback XT Ltd 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 4-door Auto VR6 4Motion Front Exterior View
Invoice $20,720 $23,479
17/26 16/29
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Bottom Line With good performance and enviable safety, the 2008 Subaru Outback remains the top choice for families who value practicality but want a little more toughness. Read Full Review With its especially roomy, versatile, and quiet interior and especially powerful and refined powertrains, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is a great family alternative to an SUV. Read Full Review
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  • Good steering and handling
  • Tough suspension is ready for light off-roading
  • Impressive occupant safety
  • Three different engines to choose from


  • Four-cylinder engines can be coarse
  • Interior is quite basic for the price
  • Road noise


  • Responsive and refined engines
  • Attractive, well-appointed and refined interior
  • A more fuel-efficient alternative to SUVs
  • Top safety protection


  • All-wheel drive only offered with V-6
  • Premium fuel is recommended
  • Pricey VR6 models can top $40,000
  • No Bluetooth hands-free interface
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