Compare Subaru Legacy in Tilton, NH

Comparing the Subaru Legacy to the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry

The Subaru Legacy the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, and Toyota Camry are some of the top midsize sedans on the market today, and both offer great driving experiences, as well as a wealth of features that set them apart in their class.

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If you live in New England and are familiar with our rough winters, you may appreciate the fact  the Subaru Legacy offers standard all-wheel drive while the Honda Accord does not. How else does the Accord stack up? Let's take a look.

  • Space. The Subaru Legacy actually offers the largest interior in its category, with almost 105 cubic feet of cabin space. The Honda Accord is close, with just over 103 cubic feet on the inside. In terms of front leg room, the Legacy wins again, with 42.9 inches, whiles the Accord has 42.5 inches. The Accord does have the edge in terms of trunk space - 15.8 cubic feet versus 15.0 cubic feet for the Legacy - but the Legacy has the widest pass-through space with rear seats folded down.
  • Engines and fuel economy. Only the Legacy offers the Boxer engine, whose horizontal piston alignment affords a lower center of gravity and contributes to the Legacy's remarkable traction and handling in challenging driving conditions. The Legacy also manages to compare favorably on fuel economy (25 city/34 highway versus 27 city/27 highway for the Accord) despite having all-wheel drive, which in other cars is sometimes a drag on fuel efficiency. Finally, while the Accord does offer hybrid engine options, they are significantly more expensive than the regular gasoline motor.
  • Safety. The Honda Accord and the Subaru Legacy both received Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Legacy received a perfect five stars in every crash test from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), but the Accord feel short with a four-star frontal crash rating. Both received five-star overall ratings from the NHTSA.

    The Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry are top stars in the midsize sedan category, and both offer car buyers a high quality product and driving experience. But there are important differences between the two makes, including one very important one for New Hampshire residents who experience our tough winters, inclement weather and challenging road conditions. In short, the Subaru Legacy is the only sedan in its class to offer standard all-wheel drive. Many years ago, Subaru pioneered symmetrical all-wheel drive that is built from the ground up, not bolted on as a capability on existing front-wheel drive models. How else does the Legacy compare with the Camry? Let's take a look.

    • Space. The Subaru Legacy actually offers the largest interior in its category, with 104.6 cubic feet of cabin space. The Toyota Camry comes up a bit short, at 102.7 cubic feet on the inside. In terms of front leg room, the Legacy wins again, with 42.9 inches, whiles the Camry has 41.6 inches. The Camry does have the edge in terms of trunk space - 15.4 cubic feet versus 15.0 cubic feet for the Legacy - but the Legacy has the widest pass-through space with rear seats folded down.
    • Engines and fuel economy. Only the Legacy offers the Boxer engine, whose horizontal piston alignment affords a lower center of gravity and contributes to the Legacy's remarkable traction and handling in challenging driving conditions. The Legacy also manages to compare very favorably on fuel economy (25 city/34 highway versus 25 city/35 highway for the Accord) despite having all-wheel drive, which in other cars is sometimes a drag on fuel efficiency. Finally, while the Camry does offer hybrid engine options, they are significantly more expensive than the regular gasoline motor, and raise the overall cost of the car well above the Legacy.
    • Safety. The Toyota Camry and the Subaru Legacy both received Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But the Legacy has Subaru's highly-regarded new EyeSight driver-assist and active-safety systems. EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts.



     



     

    The Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy are two of the most popular midsize sedans on the market today, and both are excellent cars. But if you're a New Englander, you know that what matters is how well your car performs in rough weather and on treacherous roads, which go hand-in-hand during our long winter season. That's where the Legacy really stands out - with standard all-wheel drive, to ensure you can safely navigate roads and highways in any travel conditions.

    • Engines and fuel economy. Both cars come standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and the Altima has available 3.5-liter V6. But only the Legacy features the boxer engine, whose horizontal piston alignment affords a lower center of gravity and helps with the Legacy's remarkable traction and handling when the driving is difficult. And even with all-wheel drive, the Legacy also manages to compare very favorably on fuel economy: 25 city/34 highway versus 27 city/39 highway for the Nissan Altima.
    • Space. The Subaru Legacy actually offers the largest interior in its category, with 105 cubic feet of cabin space. The Altima comes up a bit short, at 102 cubic feet on the inside. The Altima does have the edge in terms of trunk space - 15.4 cubic feet versus 15.0 cubic feet for the Legacy - but the Legacy has the widest pass-through space with rear seats folded down.
    • Safety. The Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy both received Top Safety Pick awards from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But the Legacy has Subaru's highly-regarded new EyeSight driver-assist and active-safety systems. EyeSight monitors traffic movement, optimizes cruise control, and warns you if you sway outside your lane. The Pre-Collision Braking feature can even apply full braking force in emergency situations, helping you avoid or reduce frontal impacts.

      We have full inventory of new Subaru models, including the 2018 Legacy, in stock here at Belknap Subaru in Tilton, NH, which is convenient to Concord, Manchester, Laconia and Plymouth. Stop by today or call (603) 729-1300 to schedule a test drive.

      Belknap Subaru

      35 Tilton Road, Route 140
      Directions Tilton, NH 03276

      • Sales: (855) 702-0226
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