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 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
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 54.4
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing 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 - Hwy (MPG)
22 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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