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2009 Subaru Legacy 2009 Ford Fusion 2009 Mazda Mazda6
     
2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Manual
  • 2.5i Special Edition Manual
  • 2.5i Automatic
  • 2.5i Special Edition Automatic
  • 2.5i Limited
  • 3.0R
  • 2.5GT Limited Manual
  • 3.0R Limited
  • 2.5GT Limited Automatic
  • 3.0R Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5GT Limited with Navigation
  • 2.5GT spec.B
4dr Sdn I4 S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn I4 S FWD
  • 4dr Sdn I4 SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn I4 SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SE AWD
  • 4dr Sdn V6 SEL AWD
4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i SV
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Sport
  • 4dr Sdn Man i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto i Grand Touring
  • 4dr Sdn Auto s Grand Touring

Prices

MSRP $20,795 $19,035 $18,550
Invoice $19,666 $17,707 $17,601
Avg. Paid $11,047 $9,089 $9,519

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.8 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.8 8.9 9.1
Performance 8.7 7.9 8.7
Interior 7.9 8.2 8.2
Operating Cost 7.6 7.7 7.8
Safety 9.4 9.6 9.8
Reliability 2.0 5.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Impressive performance
  • Excellent safety scores
  • Upscale interior
  • Engaging handling
  • Available AWD
  • Outstanding reliability and safety scores
  • Plenty of passenger and cargo space
  • Excellent handling
  • Cavernous cabin and trunk
  • Stand-out styling
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Small back seat and trunk
  • Terrible reliability score
  • Interior ergonomics received mixed reviews
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Subpar fuel economy
  • Slightly underpowered base engine
  • Some reviewers complained of cheap interior materials
  • Poor reliability rating

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Manual
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas Flat 4-Cyl 2.5L/150 Gas I4 2.3L/140 Gas I4 2.5L/152
MPG 20 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.1 107.4 109.8
Length, Overall (in) 188.7 190.2 193.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 80.1 72.4
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 57.2 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3270 3181 3258

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.9 100.4 101.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.5 38.7 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.3 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.2 57.4 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 51.0 54.0 55.1
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 37.8 37.3
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 37.2 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 56.5 56.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 53.3 55.9
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 11.4 15.8 16.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Electronic Stability Control Standard Optional Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Optional
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Optional Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas Flat 4-Cyl Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/150 2.3L/140 2.5L/152
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 6000 160 @ 6250 170 @ 6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 4400 156 @ 4250 167 @ 4000
Transmission Manual Manual Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 35.4 38.7 35.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 17.5 15.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent double wishbone Independent Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link Independent E-Type
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Lower L-Arms w/Stabilizer bars Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/antisquat w/Stabilizer bars Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Optional
5-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard Standard Standard
5-Speed Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard