Compare 2012 Toyota Venza vs 2012 Subaru Outback

2012 Toyota Venza
2012 Subaru Outback
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4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
4-Door Wagon I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
4-Door Wagon I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
4-Door Wagon V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
4-Door Wagon V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,095
$21,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,425
$23,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$457 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
40.3 43.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108 105.4
Front Hip Room (in)
56.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.0 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
63.4 65.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.7 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
64.2 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
189.0 188.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
30.7 34.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.2 71.3
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 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.3 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)
12.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.7 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T165/90D18 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/55R19 215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/55R19 215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 270
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 405
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3760 3386
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
18 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4200 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
1AR NA
Displacement
2.7L/163 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 5800 170 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.70
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.45
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.30
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 3.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.95
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Venza Subaru Outback
Body Style
4 Door Wagon Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Dual-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
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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