Compare 2009 Audi A6 vs 2009 Subaru Outback

2009 Audi A6
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4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Premium 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
A6 4-Door Avant Wgn 3.0L quattro Prestige 17 25 $49,579 $53,310
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Premium Plus 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.0L quattro Prestige 18 26 $46,593 $50,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak Premium Plus 18 27 $41,943 $45,100
A6 4-Door Sedan 4.2L quattro Prestige 16 23 $56,682 $60,950
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 14 19 $70,588 $75,900
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4-Door H4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic 20 26 $21,932 $23,295
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5i Special Edtn 20 26 $23,400 $24,895
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic 2.5i Special Edtn PZEV 20 26 $23,607 $25,095
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd 20 26 $26,470 $28,295
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd PZEV 20 26 $26,675 $28,495
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/Nav 20 26 $28,300 $30,295
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic Ltd w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $28,506 $30,495
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic PZEV 20 26 $22,138 $23,495
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd 18 24 $30,461 $32,795
Outback 4-Door H4 Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 18 24 $32,284 $34,795
Outback 4-Door H4 Manual 20 26 $21,020 $22,295
Outback 4-Door H4 Manual 2.5i Special Edtn 20 26 $22,488 $23,895
Outback 4-Door H4 Manual 2.5i Special Edtn PZEV 20 26 $22,695 $24,095
Outback 4-Door H4 Manual PZEV 20 26 $21,226 $22,495
Outback 4-Door H4 Manual XT Ltd 18 24 $29,367 $31,595
Outback 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd 17 24 $29,924 $32,095
Outback 4-Door H6 Automatic 3.0R Ltd w/Nav 17 24 $31,746 $34,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$49,579
$21,932
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$53,310
$23,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$889 / month
$388 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Station Wagon Mid-Size Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 33.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.6 40.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 54.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 58.7
Wheelbase (in)
111.9 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 58.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.6 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 188.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 63.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.9 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)
- TBD - 73.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 67.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.5 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)
- TBD - 10.6 x 0.39
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.74 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS 225/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 AS 225/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2700
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3365
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.1 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 @ 2500 175 @ 6000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 5100 169 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
FSI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportshift
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.54 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 2.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Subaru Outback
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Four-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/antisquat
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6

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