Compare 2009 Ford Fusion vs 2009 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2010 Subaru Legacy

2009 Ford Fusion
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2009 Mazda MAZDA6
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
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4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 21 30 $23,844 $25,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 21 30 $19,557 $21,150
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 21 30 $20,895 $22,605
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 17 25 $26,099 $28,260
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Sport 17 25 $22,299 $24,130
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 17 25 $23,169 $25,075
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Grand Touring 20 29 $23,016 $24,910
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 20 29 $17,601 $18,550
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 20 29 $18,729 $20,250
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 20 29 $20,067 $21,705
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4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited 23 31 $23,516 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited PZEV 23 31 $23,825 $25,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon 23 31 $24,345 $25,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $24,654 $26,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 23 31 $26,013 $27,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation PZEV 23 31 $26,322 $28,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem 23 31 $20,794 $21,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather 23 31 $21,211 $22,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather PZEV 23 31 $21,520 $22,795
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio PZEV 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,869 $24,485
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 23 31 $22,040 $23,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $22,349 $23,790
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem All-Wthr/HK Aud/Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $23,178 $24,785
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem HK Audio 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem HK Audio PZEV 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem PZEV 23 31 $21,103 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem Pwr Moon 23 31 $21,623 $22,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic Prem Pwr Moon PZEV 23 31 $21,932 $23,290
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited 19 27 $28,061 $29,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon 19 27 $28,890 $30,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 19 27 $30,558 $32,987
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem 19 27 $26,228 $27,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,886 $29,985
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual GT Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $27,057 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem 19 27 $19,876 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather 19 27 $20,293 $21,495
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/HK Audio/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,951 $23,485
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem All-Weather/Pwr Moon 19 27 $21,122 $22,490
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem HK Audio 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual Prem Pwr Moon 19 27 $20,705 $21,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,440 $24,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,270 $27,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon 18 25 $27,099 $28,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited Pwr Moon/Navigation 18 25 $28,767 $30,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem HK Audio/Pwr Moon 18 25 $26,132 $27,985
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Prem Pwr Moon 18 25 $25,303 $26,990
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,474 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,707
$23,844
$19,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$25,810
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$430 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere. The 2009 Mazda6 could easily steal sales from the traditional class leaders if non-gearheads discover it. Subaru is finally taking its all-wheel-drive message into the mid-size sedan mainstream, and it’s done so almost flawlessly with the 2010 Legacy.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.3 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.5 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 101.9 103.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38.0 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.0 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 193.7 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.9 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.8 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 72.4 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 5.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 16.6 14.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 15.9 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 35.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.93 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 38.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60TR16 P215/55VR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T115/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60TR16 P215/55VR17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3309 3379
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 4.0 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 167 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99Z NA NA
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 170 @ 6000 170 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.86 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.93 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.62 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.29 NA
Trans Type
5 5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 3.41 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.93 NA
Trans Order Code
445 NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Mazda Mazda6 Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Independent E-Type Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars Multi-Link w/subframe
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Independent Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars Double-Wishbone w/Lower L-Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- - 7.2

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