Compare 2012 Ford Fusion vs 2012 Subaru Legacy

2012 Ford Fusion
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 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
$19,844
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,775
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$480 / month
$350 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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 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 23 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 37.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.8 103.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 108.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 186.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 59.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
T7C NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3379
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas Flat 4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 170 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
993 NA
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
191 combined 170 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 23
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.57 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Type
1 1
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Subaru Legacy
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Short-Long Arm MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.7 7.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
9 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
--
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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