Compare 2012 Subaru Outback vs 2012 Volvo XC70

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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AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.0L T6 17 23 $36,754 $39,100
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.0L T6 Premier Plus 17 23 $38,493 $40,950
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.0L T6 Platinum 17 23 $41,031 $43,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,939
$30,973
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,295
$32,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$549 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.2
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 XC70 crossover offers safety and wagon-based practicality; it's a useful alternative to taller, blockier crossovers and sport-utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 98
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 190.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 48.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 110.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.3 72.1
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 - 42.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 33.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 - 11.9 x 0.87
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 - 12.4 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/70R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3386 4147
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 180
Engine
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 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
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 1.57
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Volvo XC70
Body Style
Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.7
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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