Last post on Jan 25, 2007 at 1:13 AM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
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Subaru Outback, Volvo XC, Car Comparisons
#7 of 10 Re: IIHS Top 10 [ateixeira]
Jan 24, 2007 (8:56 pm)
Both are good choices, and I think comparable on safety. These items tipped me to the V70:
1. The rear seat toe space on the Legacy is terrible. With a rubber floor mat in place, you can't stick the toe of a normal size shoe under the front seat, making the rear seat feel very cramped.
2. I have 2 80 pound dogs, and there is more room in the back of the V70 for them.
3. It is mainly for my wife to drive, and she prefers the more sedate driving feel of the V70.
4. by the 2005 model, which I bought, the reliability ratings seemed to have improved substantially over earlier models. I probably would not have purchased one of the earlier model V70s (2002-2004), with lesser predicted reliability.
I did, however, love driving the legacy, and if the driving experience were the main criteria (which it wasn't), and I were the main driver (which I am not), I would have purchased the legacy (which I didn't).
#8 of 10 Re: IIHS Top 10 [twobigdogz]
Jan 24, 2007 (9:14 pm)
Toe Room. Funny you mention this, my mother-in-law kept complaining about that on my bro-in-law's 06 Outback. Of course she was comparing it my Armada so it's kinda not fair for her to compare them!
I will have to see how the toe room is on the GTO. The back seat is actually pretty comfy from what I hear for a coupe.
#9 of 10 Re: IIHS Top 10 [paisan]
Jan 25, 2007 (12:47 am)
I have to agree with the "toe room" comment. To me, the entire passenger cabin in the new (05+) Legacy/Outback feels cramped, and I am comparing this to a '96 Outback. I think a lot of that has to do with the much bulkier seats and the thicker frames around the doors for the airbags.
I do not mind if the front seats are close to the back seats in terms of knee room as one can work around that, but not being able to stick toes under the seat sure makes the ride feel real cramped, real quick; and, there is not much clearance there.
The Armada, though.... I am not sure how anyone fits in that little thing!
#10 of 10 Re: IIHS Top 10 [xwesx]
Jan 25, 2007 (1:13 am)
And my inlaws are 5'0 and 5'3 respectively. For them the Armada is HUGE, for me it's big. Haaaaa I'm still amazed every time I get in it how much room there is in the 2nd row even with the front seats in the back-most position!