Compare 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Subaru Legacy

2016 Hyundai Sonata
2016 Subaru Legacy
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4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,716 $23,725
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco w/Tire Kit 28 38 $22,716 $23,725
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 23 32 $31,933 $34,075
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $27,170 $28,925
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport w/Black 23 32 $27,170 $28,925
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L 25 38 $20,436 $21,300
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 25 38 $25,850 $27,350
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited PZEV 25 38 $25,850 $27,350
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L PZEV 25 38 $20,436 $21,300
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 38 $20,859 $21,750
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV 25 38 $20,859 $21,750
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 25 38 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata 4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport PZEV 25 38 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 39 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Blue Pearl Interior 39 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid 4-Door Sedan SE 40 44 $24,724 $26,000
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 38 41 $32,938 $34,600
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 38 41 $36,698 $38,600
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited w/Blue Pearl Interior 38 41 $36,698 $38,600
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4-Door Sedan 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i 26 36 $20,533 $21,745
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited 26 36 $25,214 $26,845
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Limited PZEV 26 36 $25,525 $27,145
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i PZEV 26 36 $20,842 $22,045
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium 26 36 $22,495 $23,845
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 2.5i Premium PZEV 26 36 $22,808 $24,145
Legacy 4-Door Sedan 3.6R Limited 20 29 $28,061 $29,945
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,716
$20,533
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,725
$21,745
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$362 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Spacious and fuel efficient, the 2016 Hyundai Sonata is a worthy rival for America's best-selling family sedan. All-wheel drive for the entire lineup, a big back seat, and excellent gas mileage might be enough on their own to woo family-sedan shoppers; the 2016 Subaru Legacy has that, plus top safety, a smooth ride, and a design that fits right in.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
38 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.1 104.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57.3
Front Leg Room (in)
45.5 42.9
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 55.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.6 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40
Second Hip Room (in)
56.1 55
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
38 37
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 59
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 108.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.4 72.4
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
191.1 188.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.3 15
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 11.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P225/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65HR16 P225/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3270 3468
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 490
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
195 @ 1500 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.6 L/97 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
178 @ 5500 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
38 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.58 - 0.62
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.30 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 -
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Sonata Subaru Legacy
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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