Compare 2008 Volvo XC70 vs 2009 Subaru Outback

2008 Volvo XC70
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4-Door Wagon w/Snrf
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 15 22 $34,569 $36,775
4-Door Wagon w/Snrf 15 22 $34,569 $36,775
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4-Door H4 Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $21,020 $22,295
4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $21,226 $22,495
4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $21,932 $23,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $22,138 $23,495
4-Door H4 Manual 2.5i Special Edtn 20 26 $22,488 $23,895
4-Door H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV Special Edtn 20 26 $22,695 $24,095
4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5i Special Edtn 20 26 $23,400 $24,895
4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV Special Edtn 20 26 $23,607 $25,095
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $26,470 $28,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd 20 26 $26,675 $28,495
4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/Nav 20 26 $28,300 $30,295
4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV Ltd w/Nav 20 26 $28,506 $30,495
4-Door H4 Manual XT Ltd 18 24 $29,367 $31,595
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $29,924 $32,095
4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd 18 24 $30,461 $32,795
4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $31,746 $34,095
4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $32,284 $34,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,569
$21,020
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,775
$22,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$613 / month
$372 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Volvo XC70 brings an extra dose of real off-road ruggedness to a wagon that’s comfortable and spacious but not all that sporty. The 2009 Subaru Legacy Outback boasts more toughness than most wagons and is a good, practical alternative to tall, ungainly SUVs.
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Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 33.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 188.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
63.0 63.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 58.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.4 66.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
33.3 67.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.3 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 43.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 32.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
68.6 73.0
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)
11.4 x - TBD - 10.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.5 x 0.94
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 225/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
16 x 7 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 225/60VR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3307 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3307 2700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4092 3320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 6.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 490
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
- TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 175 @ 6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6200 169 @ 4400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.33
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.06
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.09
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.45
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.45
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic Sportshift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5dr Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC70 Subaru Outback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.91 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/antisquat
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.75 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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