Compare 2012 Subaru Outback vs 2012 Volvo XC60

2012 Subaru Outback
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4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Manual PZEV 2.5i Prem 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Prem 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
4-Door Wagon H4 Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
4-Door Wagon H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
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FWD 4-Door 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
FWD 4-Door PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,939
$31,302
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,295
$33,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$555 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy. The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 99
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.2
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 9.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 182.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 67.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 30.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.3 67.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.3
Brakes
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 - 12.9 x - TBD -
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 - 11.9 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/70R16 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/70R16 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
405 495
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3386 3958
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.5
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 236 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 240 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.64 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Volvo XC60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 (2011)
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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