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
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
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 108.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.7
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.5
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3379
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas Flat 4
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
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44H NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Subaru Legacy
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 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
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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