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Compare Subaru Legacy

There are lots of different bells and whistles that are available from every manufacturer, so to try to make it easier to tell which car will fit you best, we have this base model to base model comparison of the 2017 Legacy, Accord, Camry, Fusion, and Sonata. Everyone will let you add more, but comparing base models will help you figure out which vehicle really has the best value. Find out which car works for you!

Subaru Legacy on the road near the 
water, dusk with headlights on

Legacy

Do

  • Symmetrical all wheel drive standard
  • 15 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 175 horsepower, 174 lb-ft torque
  • 34/25 miles per gallon

Feel

  • 6.2 HD touchscreen with USB and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Brake assist
  • MSRP of $21,995

Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings aren't out for 2017 models yet, but the Legacy has been a Top Safety Pick Plus for four years running (and Top Safety Pick the seven years before that). The Legacy is part of the only brand that has received at least a Top Safety Pick rating for every model in its lineup. Subaru takes great pride in the safety of its vehicles, and we look forward to a wonderful, safe 2017, too. 
 

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Honda Accord

Accord

Do

  • Front wheel drive
  • 15.8 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 185 horsepower, 181 lb-ft torque
  • 32/23 miles per gallon

Feel

  • 8" screen with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Brake assist
  • MSRP of $22,355

Safety

The Accord has gone back and forth between Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus for the last four years.
 

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Toyota Camry

Camry

Do

  • Front wheel drive
  • 15.4 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 178 horsepower, 170 lb-ft torque
  • 33/24 miles per gallon

Feel

  • 6.1" display with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Brake assist
  • MSRP of $23,070

Safety

The Camry has been a Top Safety Pick Plus for two years and was a Top Safety Pick for the three years before that.


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Ford Fusion

Fusion

Do

  • Front wheel drive
  • 16 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 175 horsepower, 175 lb-ft torque
  • 32/21 miles per gallon

Feel

  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Brake assist
  • MSRP of $22,120

Safety

The Ford Fusion has waffled a little bit over the last few years between Top Safety Pick, Top Safety Pick Plus, and no award, but the 2016 model had a Top Safety Pick Plus, and the 2017 will likely perform well, too.


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Hyundai Sonata

Sonata

Do

  • Front wheel drive
  • 16.3 cubic feet trunk volume
  • 185 horsepower, 178 lb-ft torque
  • 36/25 miles per gallon

Feel

  • 7" display with USB and Bluetooth connectivity
  • Brake assist
  • MSRP of $21,950

Safety

The Sonata is reasonably safe, having fairly consistently picked up the Top Safety Pick for years. It didn't pick up the award in 2014, after the category Crash Mitigation and Prevention was given more prominence in IIHS ranks, but it picked it up again in 2015 and earned Top Safety Pick Plus in 2016.


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Summary

Honestly? They're all solid, safe cars. There are a four big reasons we still like the Legacy more (apart from just, you know, loyalty. Loyalty is our big fifth reason).

  1. All wheel drive standard. Can't beat that. You just can't. Not in Maine. It is absolutely possible to get through Maine on front wheel drive, but the Legacy is the only one that has guaranteed all wheel drive, and it really makes a difference in control and safety.
  2. Gas mileage. Some of the best gas mileage you can get. The EPA rates the Legacy's combined mileage the same as the Sonata, which is the other top performer in the group.
  3. Highest residual value by Kelley Blue Book. The Subaru Legacy earned Kelley Blue Book's Best Resale Value Award for the last two years in a row. Subaru also earned KBB's Best Brand Resale Value Award for the last two years in a row. A Subaru holds its value.
  4. Price. You have to love a good price. The Sonata slides in at $45 under the Legacy (touché!), but even if you love the Hyundai, you have to admit, getting all wheel drive for $45 is a scream of a deal. The fact that the money you pay will stick around (that residual value matters!) means the money you put in a Legacy will last you longer.

Each one is a good car. We think the Legacy has the edge. You can peruse our new inventory for the Legacy that fits you or you can take a look at our used vehicles to see if we have one of our other contenders in stock. You can also check out our other comparisons if you want to see more information about other models!

 

Subaru Legacy driving through the 
snow backed by tall conifers and blue sky

All efforts have been made to assure accurate information; information was pulled from manufacturers' websites when possible or US News Rankings and Reviews..
Safety ratings are based on IIHS data which includes accessories and features that may or may not be available to base models.

 

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