The 2013 Subaru Legacy is the same size as mainstream competitors like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata, and Ford Fusion, but it competes more with sportier sedans like the Mazda Mazda6 and Volkswagen Passat.
The Mazda6, like the Legacy, is a pleasure to drive yet still offers a roomy interior.
The new, larger Passat has moved somewhat away from its sporty sedan roots and become more of a mainstream competitor to the volume models.
Neither of those cars offers all-wheel drive, and that same critique applies to the Camry and Accord.
Now in its fourth year, though, the Legacy faces tougher competition from all-new versions of the Camry (in 2012), and the Accord, Altima, and Fusion (in 2013).
The Fusion will have an all-wheel drive model paired to its most powerful four-cylinder engine, and that car may be the best match for the Legacy--though we haven't driven the new Fusion yet.
The new Fusion may win on looks, however, against the somewhat staid Legacy, but the Subaru may offer better overall value.
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|18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy|
|Gas Flat 4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Sedan||Midsize Cars||Midsize||Midsize||Midsize|
|4-Door Sedan H4 Manual 2.5i||4-Door Sedan S FWD||4-Door I4 Manual LX||4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport||4-Door Sedan I4 2.5||4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic L (GS)|
|All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Manual||Manual||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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