Compare 2012 Ford Fusion vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA6 vs 2012 Subaru Legacy

2012 Ford Fusion
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2012 Mazda MAZDA6
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2012 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
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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 22 31 $25,786 $27,310
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 22 31 $20,286 $21,480
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 22 31 $21,839 $23,125
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring Plus 22 31 $23,352 $24,730
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 18 27 $28,146 $29,810
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring Plus 18 27 $26,033 $27,570
Mazda6 4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 21 30 $19,343 $20,480
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4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i 23 31 $19,844 $20,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 23 31 $24,067 $25,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 23 31 $24,375 $25,895
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 23 31 $20,153 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 23 31 $21,070 $22,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 23 31 $21,380 $22,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5GT Limited 18 25 $29,442 $31,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $18,926 $19,995
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $20,152 $21,295
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $23,533 $25,095
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $26,821 $28,595
Legacy 4-Door Sedan H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $24,750 $26,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,437
$25,786
$19,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,775
$27,310
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$455 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks. The 2012 Mazda6 is just as comfortable, practical, and refined as most other mid-size sedans, but it's a little more enjoyable to drive. The 2012 Subaru Legacy remains the only mainstream, mid-size sedan to offer all-wheel drive; it's also among the better-handling models in this class, and a strong value in 2.5i form.
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Fuel Economy
City
41 mpg 22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.1 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 55.9 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 101.9 103.0
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 38.0 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 62.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 193.7 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.9 59.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.4 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 109.8 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.4 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 16.6 14.7
Brakes
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
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
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 Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 35.4 36.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.93 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55VR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T115/70D16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55VR17 P205/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3329 3379
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16.0 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17.0 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 590 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 167 @ 4000 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
993 NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 combined 170 @ 6000 170 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 22 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.62 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.29 NA
Trans Type
1 5 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.93 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.00 NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 3.65 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.89 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/OD CVT
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Mazda Mazda6 Subaru Legacy
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 7.5 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 6 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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