Compare 2012 Subaru Legacy vs 2012 Honda Accord Sedan

2012 Subaru Legacy
2012 Honda Accord Sedan
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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 I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $19,666 $21,480
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 23 34 $20,396 $22,280
4-Door I4 Automatic LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX Premium 23 34 $21,308 $23,280
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Automatic SE 23 34 $21,992 $24,030
4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $22,334 $24,405
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 23 34 $23,064 $25,205
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 20 30 $25,048 $27,380
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 23 34 $25,299 $27,655
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 20 30 $27,191 $29,730
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 23 34 $27,305 $29,855
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 20 30 $29,198 $31,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,926
$19,666
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,995
$21,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$333 / month
$358 / 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. Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.0 106.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
186.4 194.9
Height, Overall (in)
59.3 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 14.7
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 - 11.1 x - 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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 13.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.6
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60HR16
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 3217
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 Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 177 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 27
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.26
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.15
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.53
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 6.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
--
Rollover Rating

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