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Subaru SVX Specs Overview

Engine: 3.3-liter 24-valve 6-cylinder horizontally opposed
Horsepower: 230 bhp
0-60 MPH: 7.3 seconds
1/4 Mile: 15.4 seconds @ 92.5 mph
Skidpad: 0.85 g
Top Speed: 143 mph
Mileage: 17 / 25 mpg


3,580 pounds

Detailed Subaru SVX Specs



Type: 6-cylinder horizontally-opposed (boxer) for low center of gravity and reduced vibration
Construction: Die-cast aluminum ally block, cast aluminum alloy heads with 4 valves per cylinder and centrally located spark plugs
Valve Train: 24-valve, with dual overhead camshafts (DOHC) and hydraulic valve lash adjusters
Displacement: 3.3 liter / 3318 cc / 202.5 cubic inches
Bore and Stroke: 96.9 mm x 75 mm / 3.815 inches x 2.95 inches
Compression Ratio: 10.0:1
Horsepower: 230 @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 228 @ 4,400 rpm
Maximum Engine Speed: 7,000 rpm
Engine Management: Integrated fuel and ignition systems. Engine Control Unit (ECU) computer with learning and aging controls, self-diagnosis and limp-home features. Twin knock sensors and oxygen sensors provide separate control of each cylinder bank.
Fuel System: Multi-port electronic fuel injection with dual-spray fuel injectors
Fuel Required: Unleaded 91 octane
Ignition System: Distributorless electronic crank-angle-dependent direct-fire ignition with individual spark/coil units at each platinum-tipped spark plug
Exhaust System: Twin downtube headers and dual catalytic converters for reduced back pressure



Type: Fully automatic 4-speed (4EAT) with electronic shift control, automatically-engaging overdrive and lockup torque converter
Transmission Management:

Transmission Control Unit (TCU) computer monitors engine speed, vehicle speed, brake system engagement and ABS engagement and communicates with engine management computer.

  • Automatically selects between Power and Economy modes based on throttle input. Power mode upshifts at higher engine speeds for increased acceleration.
  • Manual mode allows driver to reduce wheel spin on difficult surfaces by starting in second gear
Gear Ratio:
Gear Ratio Overall Ratio (rpm) mph
1st 2.79:1 9.90:1 (6400) 43
2nd 1.55:1 5.50:1 (6200) 76
3rd 1.00:1 3.55:1 (6200) 118
4th 0.64:1 2.27:1 (4890) 143
Final Drive Ratio: 3.55:1
Rpm @ 60 mph in 4th: 2050



Body Construction: Unit body type, with front and rear energy-absorbing impact-crumple zones
Front Suspension: Independent, with long-travel, low-friction, variable-damping gas-pressurized struts; coil springs; lower L-arms with liquid-filled bushings and stabilizer bar. Subframe supports L-arms for high lateral rigidity
Rear Suspension: Independent, with long-travel, low-friction, variable-damping gas-pressurized struts; coil springs; Dual Parallel Links for passive 4-wheel steering; trailing links; stabilizer bar and anti-dive/anti-squat geometry



0-30 mph: 2.8 seconds
0-40 mph: 4.0 seconds
0-50 mph:

5.3 seconds

0-60 mph:

7.3 seconds

0-70 mph:

9.4 seconds

0-80 mph:

11.6 seconds

0-90 mph:

14.2 seconds

0-100 mph:

18.2 seconds

1/4 mile:

15.4 seconds @ 92.5 mph



Lateral Acceleration:

Balance: Moderate understeer

Speed through 700-foot Slalom: 60.2 mph
Balance: Moderate understeer



Brakes: Power-assisted, with dual diagonal hydraulic circuits. 11.89-inch ventilated front discs with twin-piston sliding calipers. 11.42-inch solid rear discs. Drum in rear disc-type parking brake
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS): 4-channel, with one hydraulic ABS circuit per wheel
Minimum Stopping Distance:

From 60 mph: 134 feet
From 80 mph: 229 feet

Control: Excellent
Pedal Effort for 0.5g Stop: 15 pounds
Fade, Effort After Six Stops from 60 mph: 22 pounds
Brake Feel: Very good
Overall Brake Rating: Excellent



Wheelbase: 102.8 inches
Length: 182.1 inches
Width: 69.7 inches
Height: 51.2 inches
Track, Front/Rear: 59.1 inches / 58.3 inches
Interior Volume: 84.9 cubic feet
Trunk Volume: 8.2 cubic feet
Road Clearance: 5.3 inches
Curb Weight: 3,580 pounds
Weight Distribution: 59/41



Wheels: 16 inch x 7.5JJ unidirectional aluminum alloy
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza all-season steel-belted radial 225/50VR16



Type: Rack-and-pinion with engine-rpm sensing variable power assist. Impact-collapsible steering column
Turning Circle: 35.4 feet
Turns, Lock to Lock: 3.1



Seating Capacity: 4
Front Seat Travel: 9 inches
Front Seat Back Adjustment: 80 degrees
Lateral Seat Support: Very good
Seat Width, Front/Rear: 20.5 inches / 22.0 inches
Headroom, Front/Rear: 37.5 inches / 35.0 inches
Legroom, Front/Rear: 43.5 inches / 28.5 inches
Shoulder Room, Front/Rear: 56.1 inches / 54.5 inches
Interior Volume: 84.9 cubic feet
Instrumentation: 160 mph speedometer, 9,000 rpm tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level


Interior Noise

Maximum in 1st Gear: 70 dBA
Constant 50 mph: 63 dBA
70 mph: 67 dBA


EPA Mileage Estimates

City: 17 mpg
Highway: 25 mpg



Fuel Capacity: 18.5 gallons of premium unleaded
Engine Oil Capacity: 6.3 quarts
Coolant Capacity: 7.4 quarts
Towing Capacity: Maximum total trailer weight: 2000 pounds; Maximum trailer tongue weight: 200 pounds


Recommended Maintenance

Oil Change: 7,500 miles
Oil Filter Change: 15,000 miles
Tuneup: 15,000 miles