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2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan vs. Its Competition

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2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan 4-door H6 Auto 3.0R Ltd w/Nav Front Exterior View
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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.

2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan 4-door H6 Auto 3.0R Ltd w/Nav Front Exterior View2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan2008 Audi A4 4-door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Open Doors2008 Audi A42008 Nissan Altima 2-door Coupe I4 Man S Front Exterior View2008 Nissan Altima2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4-door Auto Turbo FWD Front Exterior View2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan2008 Volvo S60 2.5T2008 Volvo S60
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The 2008 Subaru Legacy is an agile sport sedan, with a tough side.
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The 2008 Audi A4 is a competent, high-quality entry-level import that’s in its last year of production.
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The 2008 Nissan Altima is a little sportier, though not less sensible.
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The 2008 Volkswagen Passat is a roomy, comfortable mid-size sedan that feels sportier and more luxurious than most.
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The 2008 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, safe all-weather sedan, but if you want top sport-sedan performance, you should look elsewhere.
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$20,495Browse Used Listings$28,900Browse Used Listings$18,620Browse Used Listings$23,990Browse Used Listings$30,975Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas Flat 4-CylGas I4Gas I4Gas Turbocharged I4Low-Pressure Turbo Gas I5
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Style Name    
4-Door H4 Manual4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0T FrontTrak4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 2.54-Door Manual Turbo FWD4-Door Sedan 2.5T FWD w/Snrf
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sdn4 Door Sedan
ManualManual w/ODManual w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic
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