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Compare Subaru Legacy 4 Wagon [2.0] vs Subaru Legacy 5 Wagon [2.0d] vs Volkswagen Passat B5.5 Variant [1.8 T]

Reviews

Neo score
54%
59%
68%
Pros
  • Very, very handsome
  • Great H6 engine
  • Subaru's signature symmetric AWD system
  • Very elegant, clean design
  • Great flat engines, including a larger 3.6L H6
  • Manual transmissions still available
  • Symmetric AWD system
  • Superb suspension setup in 4Motion models
  • Wonderful engines, including VR5, VR6, and W8
  • Clean, classic styling
  • No bullshit
Cons
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front
  • Still uses MacPherson strut front suspension
  • H6 engine stuck with 5-speed auto
  • CVT
  • Semi-independent suspension for FWD models

Price

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Variants

2.0
2.0 AT
2.0R
2.0R AT
2.5
2.5 AT
3.0R AT
3.0R spec.B AT
2.0d
2.0d sport
2.0 CVT
2.5 GT
2.5 CVT
2.5 sport CVT
1.8 T
1.8 T AT
1.9 TDI 100PS
1.9 TDI 100PS AT
1.9 TDI 130PS 4MOTION
1.9 TDI 130PS 5MT
1.9 TDI 130PS 6MT
1.9 TDI 130PS AT
2.0
2.3 VR5
2.3 VR5 4MOTION
2.3 VR5 AT
2.5 TDI 4MOTION
2.5 TDI 4MOTION AT
2.5 TDI AT
2.5 TDI V6
2.8 4MOTION
2.8 4MOTION AT
4.0 W8 4MOTION
4.0 W8 4MOTION AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
429 L / 15.1 cu-ft ~ 1649 L / 58.2 cu-ft
526 L / 18.6 cu-ft ~ 1660 L / 58.6 cu-ft
495 L / 17.5 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
6.3 L / 6.7 qt
9.0 L / 9.5 qt
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
4.0 L / 4.2 qt
5.9 L / 6.2 qt
3.5 L / 3.7 qt
Fuel Capacity
64.0 L / 16.9 gal
65.0 L / 17.2 gal
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
Passengers
5
5
5
Payload
565 kg / 1246 lbs
430 kg / 948 lbs
404 kg / 891 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Suspension | Front
MacPherson strut
MacPherson strut
Multi-link
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Double-wishbone
Torsion beam semi-independent
Tire Size
205/55 R16V
225/45 R18W
195/65 R15
Turning Circle
10.8 m / 35.4 ft
11.4 m / 37.4 ft
11.4 m / 37.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon
5-door Station Wagon
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
150 mm / 5.9 in
Size | Height
1470 mm / 57.9 in
1535 mm / 60.4 in
1498 mm / 59.0 in
Size | Length
4720 mm / 185.8 in
4775 mm / 188.0 in
4682 mm / 184.3 in
Size | Width
1730 mm / 68.1 in
1780 mm / 70.1 in
1746 mm / 68.7 in
Track Width | Front
1495.0 mm / 58.9 in
1530.0 mm / 60.2 in
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
Track Width | Rear
1490.0 mm / 58.7 in
1535.0 mm / 60.4 in
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
Weight
1360.0 kg / 2998.3 lbs
1625.0 kg / 3582.5 lbs
1596.0 kg / 3518.6 lbs
Wheel Size
6.5J x 16
6.5J x 16
6J x 15
Wheelbase
2670 mm / 105.1 in
2750 mm / 108.3 in
2703 mm / 106.4 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
11.5 sec
9.6 sec
9.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
10.9 sec
9.1 sec
8.9 sec
CO2 Emission
183 g/km
168 g/km
206 g/km
Fuel Economy
10.6 L/100km / 22.2 MPG (urban) | 6.1 L/100km / 38.6 MPG (highway)
6.4 L/100km / 36.8 MPG (combined) | 7.9 L/100km / 29.8 MPG (urban) | 5.5 L/100km / 42.8 MPG (highway)
8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
193.0 km/h / 119.9 mph
203.0 km/h / 126.1 mph
214.0 km/h / 133.0 mph
Towing Capacity
715 kg / 1576 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1700 kg / 3748 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 3
Euro 5
Euro 4
Engine
EJ202, EJ203
EE20
AWT
Engine | Bore
92.0 mm / 3.6 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
10.0:1
16.3:1
9.5:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.7 cu-in / 1994.0 cc
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
1.8 L / 108.7 cu-in / 1781.0 cc
Engine | Power
138.0 hp / 102.9 kW @ 5600 rpm
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 3600 rpm
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5700 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
69.2 hp/L / 1.1 hp/cu-in
75.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
84.2 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
75.0 mm / 3.0 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
86.4 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
187 Nm / 137.9 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1800-2400 rpm
210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Engine | Type
Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol flat-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged commonrail diesel flat-4 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
6-speed
5-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2003 ~ 2005
2009 ~ 2014
2000 ~ 2005
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