Compare 2018 Subaru Legacy vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Subaru Legacy
2018 Ford Fusion
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.5i 25 34 $20,979 $22,195
2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,946 $24,295
2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,835 $26,345
2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,317 $29,095
3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,897 $31,945
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FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD S 21 32 $21,215 $22,215
FWD SE 21 32 $22,198 $23,490
AWD SE 20 29 $25,785 $27,285
FWD Titanium 21 31 $28,813 $30,490
AWD Titanium 20 29 $30,703 $32,490
AWD Sport 17 26 $31,983 $33,845
FWD Platinum 21 31 $34,956 $36,990
AWD Platinum 20 29 $36,846 $38,990
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,979
$21,215
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,195
$22,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$370 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Subaru Legacy may be the best mid-size sedan that buyers largely miss. It skips performance for a good safety record and relative value—not bad things. The 2018 Ford Fusion is a feast for the senses, a rarity among family sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.6 102.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.9 44.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 55
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.4 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.8 191.7
Height, Overall (in)
59 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.3 112.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.8
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)
11.8 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 37.6
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55VR17 P215/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3514 3431
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
490 500
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 5800 175 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 32
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 2.94
Trans Order Code
NA 44W-A
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 - 0.62 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.07
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.91
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.45
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.75
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Subaru Legacy Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.0 7.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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