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Which is faster, the 2010 Forester XT or the 2010 Outback 3.6R?

prigglypriggly Posts: 642
edited September 2014 in Subaru
Both of these vehicles are the fastest in their respective model ranges, but which is faster - the 2010 Subaru Forester XT with the turbocharged four cylinder engine or the Subaru Outback 3.6R with its Boxer six cylinder?

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The Forester is a bit lighter and probably a bit quicker, too. There haven't been many track tests of the 3.6R yet, Edmunds only did a quick First Drive and didn't measure acceleration numbers.
  • "... which is faster - the 2010 Subaru Forester XT with the turbocharged four cylinder engine or the Subaru Outback 3.6R with its Boxer six cylinder?"

    I think the turbo four is faster in cars of the same weight.

    Road Trend just tested the 2010 Legacy GT turbo 2.5 4-cylinder, in an article subtitled "The Only Mainstream Midsize Sedan That Can Call Itself a "Sport Sedan". This title would seem to exclude the naturally aspirated 3.6 6-cylinder Legacy.
    http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/112_0910_2010_subaru_legacy_gt_test/i- ndex.html
  • bigdadi118bigdadi118 Posts: 1,207
    09 Forester XT
    0-60 : 6.6 sec, 1/4 mi : 15.1 sec

    10 Outback 3.6R
    0-60 : 7.1 sec, 1/4 mi : 15.5 sec

    These just figure, less than 1 sec difference and don't feel it as who step on the gas first, clean air & oil filter, clean oil, etc can make a difference also.
  • "... clean... oil filter, clean oil, etc can make a difference..."

    So an engine makes more power after an oil change? Why is that?
  • Please, please, tell me more about how new clean oil does the run faster thing???
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    The old oil would have to be pretty darn dirty (sludged even?) to cause loss in power.

    Newer, thinner oils help engines run more efficiently, but even then it's a stretch to say they gain power measurably.
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