Compare 2017 Hyundai Sonata vs 2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Hyundai Sonata
2017 Subaru Legacy
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2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sonata 2.4L 25 36 $20,718 $21,600
Sonata 2.4L PZEV 25 36 $20,718 $21,600
Sonata Eco 1.6L 28 36 $22,152 $23,125
Sonata Limited 2.0T 21 30 $32,188 $34,350
Sonata Limited 2.4L 25 35 $25,664 $27,150
Sonata Limited 2.4L PZEV 25 35 $25,664 $27,150
Sonata SE 2.4L 25 36 $21,047 $21,950
Sonata SE 2.4L PZEV 25 36 $21,047 $21,950
Sonata Sport 2.0T 22 31 $25,019 $26,600
Sonata Sport 2.0T w/Black 22 31 $25,019 $26,600
Sonata Sport 2.4L 25 35 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Sport 2.4L PZEV 25 35 $22,293 $23,400
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L 38 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid Limited 2.0L w/Blue Pearl Interior 38 43 $28,257 $30,100
Sonata Hybrid SE 2.0L 39 45 $24,724 $26,000
Sonata Plug-In Hybrid 2.0L N/A N/A $32,938 $34,600
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2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Legacy 2.5i 25 34 $20,796 $21,995
Legacy 2.5i Limited 25 34 $27,083 $28,840
Legacy 2.5i Premium 25 34 $22,670 $23,995
Legacy 2.5i Sport 25 34 $24,512 $25,995
Legacy 3.6R Limited 20 28 $29,617 $31,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,718
$20,796
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,600
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$367 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Hyundai Sonata is a strong family-sedan value, with inconspicuous looks hiding top-notch safety and fuel economy. The safety and all-weather performance of the 2017 Subaru Legacy are convincing enough. Consider the roomy sedan's value at any trim and decent gas mileage, and it's no wonder it was our Best Car to Buy for 2015.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38 37
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
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
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3470
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
640 490
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 174 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 175 @ 5800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.58 - 0.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.89 3.90
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 -
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
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
6.1 6.0
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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