With its standard all-wheel drive and more of a reputation for performance than for being a bread-and-butter family vehicle, the 2008 Subaru Legacy competes with some of the more exciting-to-drive mid-size sedans, along with the most affordable of the European sports sedans.
The Altima and Passat are both sporty mid-size sedans that have very attractive, comfortable interiors, though the Altima doesn't offer all-wheel drive and the Passat only offers it with the more expensive V-6 model.
The Audi A4 is a more formidable alternative, with its fuel-efficient 2.0T powertrain, quattro all-wheel drive, and very attractive, upscale interior.
Finally, Volvo and Subaru buyers have long overlapped, and the Volvo S60 has several sensible and attractive all-wheel-drive models.
Neither of them offers performance like the GT Spec.B, but the S60 has a better ride and more comfortable interior.
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|2008 Subaru Legacy SedanBrowse Used Listings||2008 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2008 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings||2008 Volkswagen Passat SedanBrowse Used Listings||2008 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 4-Cyl||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas Turbocharged I4||Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5|
|4-Door H4 Manual||4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T FrontTrak||4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.5||4-Door Manual Turbo FWD||4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD w/Snrf|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sdn||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic|
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|2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs. 2008 Audi A4||2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs. 2008 Nissan Altima||2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs. 2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan||2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs. 2008 Volvo S60|