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4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $20,152 $21,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,070 $22,295
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,380 $22,595
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,067 $25,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,375 $25,895
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,750 $26,295
4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,821 $28,595
4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$19,381
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$20,705
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$345 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form. The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 100.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 190.6
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 16.5
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)
11.3 x - TBD - - TBD -
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)
11.6 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 39.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T7E
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA T7E
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P205/60VR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3285
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 172 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99A
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.31
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.84
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.84
Trans Order Code
NA 446
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Ford Fusion
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Short-Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 7.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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