Compare 2012 Subaru Outback vs 2012 Volvo XC60 vs 2012 Volvo XC70

2012 Subaru Outback
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2012 Volvo XC60
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2012 Volvo XC70
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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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AWD 4-Door 3.0L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L 17 23 $37,083 $39,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Platinum 17 23 $41,266 $43,900
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L Premier Plus 17 23 $38,728 $41,200
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design 17 23 $41,078 $43,700
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Platinum 17 23 $45,261 $48,150
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.0L R-Design Premier Plus 17 23 $42,723 $45,450
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 17 23 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 17 23 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 17 23 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 AWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 17 23 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $31,302 $33,300
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $37,835 $40,250
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,652 $35,800
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
XC60 FWD 4-Door 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,297 $37,550
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AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6 17 23 $36,754 $39,100
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6 Platinum 17 23 $41,031 $43,650
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.0L T6 Premier Plus 17 23 $38,493 $40,950
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
XC70 AWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L PZEV 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Platinum PZEV 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier PZEV 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
XC70 FWD 4-Door Wgn 3.2L Premier Plus PZEV 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,857
$37,083
$36,754
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,295
$39,450
$39,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$405 / month
$658 / month
$652 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
8.2
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 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features. The 2012 Volvo XC70 crossover offers safety and wagon-based practicality; it's a useful alternative to taller, blockier crossovers and sport-utility vehicles.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle - 4WD 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.2 54.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.8 36.4 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 38.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.8 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.4 99 98
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.1 38.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
43.0 41.2 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 109.2 110.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 31.6 28.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 74.4 73.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 64.3 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 9.1 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 182.2 190.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.9 48.1
Height, Overall (in)
65.7 67.4 63.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.3 30.8 33.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.4 73.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.3 67.4 72.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 38.3 42.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.10
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)
11.3 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.87
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD - 39.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.4 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/70R16 P235/60R18 235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/70R16 P235/60R18 235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD - T125/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3300 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2700 3300 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
270 330 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
405 495 495
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3495 4236 4152
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD - 180
Engine
Engine Type
Gas Flat 4 Turbocharged Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 4000 325 @ 1500-4800 325 @ 1500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.0L/180 3.0L/180
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5600 300 @ 5600 300 @ 5600
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.75 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.16 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.69 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.53 - 0.61 4.15 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.56 1.57
Trans Type
1 6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.86 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.36 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.37 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Wagon 5 Door Wagon 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Subaru Outback Volvo XC60 Volvo XC70
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.3 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3 (2011) 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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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
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
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