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#1 Oldacura


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Posted 06 January 2006 - 03:21 PM

I don't own a Subaru but am considering buying an Outback.

What are the advantages/disadvantages of the turbo and non-turbo 4 cylinder and the 6 cylinder? The horsepower & torque of the turbo & 6 are about the same. What kind of fuel economy does each deliver (aside from the EPA ratings)?


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Posted 06 January 2006 - 07:22 PM

A lot depends on your driving style. If you are a lead foot, the turbo will probably get slightly worse mileage. Obviously the n/a 4 cylinder is going to get the best gas mileage.

Personally, I'd get the turbo 4 cyl. I don't think the extra cost of the 6-cyl warrants the cost. Best advice I can give you is go to your local subaru dealer and drive all three.

Check out http://www.legacygt.com/ There's probably some turbo Outback owners on there that can give a ball park of their mileage. If not, the GT owners should be able to give you some feedback on their mileage.

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