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

Reviews

Neo score
55%
59%
68%
Pros
  • Elegant styling
  • Strong symmetric AWD
  • Interesting H6 engine
  • Manual transmission widely available
  • 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
  • Somewhat outdated automatic transmission
  • Diesel nonsense
  • Still uses MacPherson strut front suspension
  • H6 engine stuck with 5-speed auto
  • CVT
  • Semi-independent suspension for FWD models

Price

Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

2.0d
2.0R 150PS
2.0R 150PS AT
2.0R 165PS
2.0R 165PS AT
2.5
2.5 AT
3.0R AT
3.0R spec.B
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
459 L / 16.2 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
6.9 L / 7.3 qt
9.0 L / 9.5 qt
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
5.5 L / 5.8 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
490 kg / 1080 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
215/45 R17
225/45 R18W
195/65 R15
Turning Circle
11.6 m / 38.0 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
1475 mm / 58.1 in
1535 mm / 60.4 in
1498 mm / 59.0 in
Size | Length
4795 mm / 188.8 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
1485.0 mm / 58.5 in
1535.0 mm / 60.4 in
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
Weight
1510.0 kg / 3329.0 lbs
1625.0 kg / 3582.5 lbs
1596.0 kg / 3518.6 lbs
Wheel Size
17 in
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
8.9 sec
9.6 sec
9.4 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.5 sec
9.1 sec
8.9 sec
CO2 Emission
151 g/km
168 g/km
206 g/km
Fuel Economy
5.7 L/100km / 41.3 MPG (combined) | 7.1 L/100km / 33.1 MPG (urban) | 5.0 L/100km / 47.0 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
203.0 km/h / 126.1 mph
203.0 km/h / 126.1 mph
214.0 km/h / 133.0 mph
Towing Capacity
750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1700 kg / 3748 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 4
Euro 5
Euro 4
Engine
EE20Z
EE20
AWT
Engine | Bore
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
11.1:1
16.3:1
9.5:1
Engine | Displacement
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
2.0 L / 121.9 cu-in / 1998.0 cc
1.8 L / 108.7 cu-in / 1781.0 cc
Engine | Power
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 3600 rpm
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 3600 rpm
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5700 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
75.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
75.1 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
84.2 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
86.0 mm / 3.4 in
86.4 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Torque
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1800 rpm
350 Nm / 258.1 lb-ft @ 1800-2400 rpm
210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged commonrail diesel flat-4 DOHC 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
2008 ~ 2009
2009 ~ 2014
2000 ~ 2005
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