Compare 2008 Acura TSX vs 2009 Subaru Legacy

2008 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic 20 28 $25,932 $28,190
TSX 4-Door Sedan Automatic Nav 20 28 $27,857 $30,290
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual 19 28 $25,932 $28,190
TSX 4-Door Sedan Manual Nav 19 28 $27,857 $30,290
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4-Door H4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $20,578 $21,795
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd 18 24 $28,381 $30,395
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic GT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $30,100 $32,395
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $23,465 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd PZEV 20 26 $23,672 $25,195
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $20,784 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition 20 26 $20,853 $22,095
Legacy 4-Door H4 Automatic Special Edition PZEV 20 26 $21,058 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $19,666 $20,795
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual GT Ltd 18 25 $27,013 $28,895
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual GT Spec B w/Nav 17 24 $32,106 $34,595
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $19,872 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition 20 26 $19,941 $21,095
Legacy 4-Door H4 Manual Special Edition PZEV 20 26 $20,146 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R 17 24 $24,894 $26,595
Legacy 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $27,911 $29,895
Legacy 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $29,741 $31,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,932
$20,578
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,190
$21,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$470 / month
$363 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Acura TSX is far from the freshest sport sedan design, but it remains one of the most sensible and fun-to-drive. The 2009 Subaru Legacy appeals to rugged, sporty, and practical types, but not those who expect top refinement.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.8 39.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 90.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.4 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 54.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.3 36.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.5 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 44.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 51.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.2 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
183.5 188.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 105.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 11.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 10.8 x 0.94
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)
10.2 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.1 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.4
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50VR17 205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50VR17 205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3345 3325
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17" x 7" 17 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 7000 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
PGM-FI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
164 @ 4500 169 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 22
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportshift
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TSX Subaru Legacy
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/antisquat
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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