Compare 2012 Subaru Outback vs 2012 Toyota Venza

2012 Subaru Outback
2012 Toyota Venza
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4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i 22 29 $22,857 $24,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited 22 29 $26,913 $28,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Limited PZEV 22 29 $27,222 $28,995
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i PZEV 22 29 $23,165 $24,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium 22 29 $24,288 $25,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Automatic 2.5i Premium PZEV 22 29 $24,599 $26,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i 19 27 $21,939 $23,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i PZEV 19 27 $22,247 $23,595
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium 19 27 $23,370 $24,795
Outback 4-Door Wgn H4 Manual 2.5i Premium PZEV 19 27 $23,681 $25,095
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R 18 25 $26,460 $28,295
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Limited 18 25 $29,667 $31,695
Outback 4-Door Wgn H6 Automatic 3.6R Premium 18 25 $27,692 $29,495
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4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD LE 20 25 $26,422 $28,875
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 AWD XLE 20 25 $28,416 $31,225
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD LE 21 27 $25,095 $27,425
Venza 4-Door Wgn I4 FWD XLE 21 27 $27,097 $29,775
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD LE 18 25 $27,937 $30,700
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD Limited 18 25 $34,502 $37,915
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 AWD XLE 18 25 $30,076 $33,050
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD LE 19 26 $26,618 $29,250
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD Limited 19 26 $33,183 $36,465
Venza 4-Door Wgn V6 FWD XLE 19 26 $28,756 $31,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,857
$26,422
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$28,875
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$481 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Like any all-around athlete, the 2012 Subaru Outback blends capable performance and rewarding handling, surprising interior volume and great versatility, with versatility and enough high-end options to keep most buyers quite happy. The 2012 Toyota Venza isn't pulse-raising, but its smooth styling and calming, practical, comfortable interior provide just what some families or empty-nesters want.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 60.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 108
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 59.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 75.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 189.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 63.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 64.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 30.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.3 70.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.8 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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.7
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 40.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/70R16 P245/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/70R16 P245/55R19
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T165/90D18
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
405 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 3945
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 18 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 19 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 182 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA 1AR
Displacement
2.5L/150 2.7L/163
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.53 - 0.61 3.33
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.42
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.36 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Wagon 4 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Toyota Venza
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Dual-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
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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