Compare 2004 Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl) vs 2004 Ford Taurus

2004 Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl)
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5-Door Manual L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Manual L 21 28 $18,901 $20,720
5-Door Manual PZEV L 21 28 $19,111 $20,920
5-Door Automatic L 22 28 $19,623 $21,520
5-Door Automatic PZEV L 22 28 $19,833 $21,720
5-Door Manual L 35th Ann. Edition 21 28 $19,979 $21,920
5-Door Manual PZEV L 35th Ann. Edition 21 28 $20,188 $22,120
5-Door Automatic L 35th Ann. Edition 22 28 $20,701 $22,720
5-Door Automatic PZEV L 35th Ann. Edition 22 28 $20,910 $22,920
5-Door Manual Outback 21 28 $21,335 $23,470
5-Door Manual PZEV Outback 21 28 $21,544 $23,670
5-Door Automatic Outback 22 28 $22,057 $24,270
5-Door Automatic PZEV Outback 22 28 $22,266 $24,470
5-Door 2.5 Manual GT 21 28 $23,710 $26,120
5-Door 2.5 Manual PZEV GT 21 28 $23,919 $26,320
5-Door Manual Outback Ltd 21 28 $24,515 $27,020
5-Door 2.5 Automatic GT 20 27 $24,612 $27,120
5-Door Manual PZEV Outback Ltd 21 28 $24,724 $27,220
5-Door Outback H6 35th Ann. Edition 22 28 $24,667 $27,220
5-Door 2.5 Automatic PZEV GT 20 27 $24,821 $27,320
5-Door Automatic Outback Ltd 22 28 $25,237 $27,820
5-Door Automatic PZEV Outback Ltd 22 28 $25,446 $28,020
5-Door Outback H6 L.L. Bean Edition 19 26 $27,566 $30,420
5-Door Outback H6 VDC 19 26 $29,510 $32,620
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 26 $18,480 $19,945
4-Door Sedan SE 19 26 $18,631 $20,335
4-Door Wagon SE 19 26 $19,919 $21,765
4-Door Sedan SES 19 26 $19,954 $21,805
4-Door Wagon Duratec SE 20 27 $20,544 $22,460
4-Door Sedan Duratec SES 20 27 $20,580 $22,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,696 $23,740
4-Door Wagon SEL 19 26 $21,831 $23,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,901
$18,480
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,720
$19,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Station Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.3 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.9 104.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
187.4 197.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
43.3 -
Height, Overall (in)
59.6 56.1
Liftover Height (in)
22.8 26.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
30.2 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
74.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
68.6 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.3 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
43.5 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
47.2 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
33.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.94 10.9 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.1 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
205/60HR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
135/70D16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
205/60HR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3335 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.3 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
430 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 5600 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.09 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
8.86 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Wagon (Natl) Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Radius Arms w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Lower L-Arms w/Coil Springs

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