2015 Subaru Legacy vs. Its Competition

2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2015 Subaru Legacy remains one of the few models in its class to widely offer all-wheel drive.

Chrysler offers AWD on its 2015 200 sedan, but the 200 has a cramped back seat and lower gas mileage than the Legacy.

The Honda Accord and Nissan Altima remain somewhat sporty but very much mainstream entries, with roomy back seats, smooth rides, and refined cabins.

The Accord is also this year offered in Hybrid form.

We like the Ford Fusion for its sophisticated feel behind the wheel, and for its design and cabin appointments, which feel a price class above.

The Mazda6 is probably our choice for best-driving in this class, but it has what, until this year, has been a major handicap for Subaru—sluggish, primitive infotainment systems.

2015 Subaru Legacy 3.6R2015 Subaru Legacy
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2015 Chrysler 200, Catskill Mountains, NY, Dec 20142015 Chrysler 200
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Quick Specs
The 2015 Subaru Legacy smooths over its ruffles, and out-domestics some American family sedans with a big back seat, excellent gas mileage and standard all-wheel drive.
The 2015 Chrysler 200 can fetch a premium for its style and its horsepower--but rear-seat room and handling are better bargains elsewhere.
The 2015 Ford Fusion continues to offer an excellent blend of top-notch safety, solid fuel economy, and stunning good looks–all without compromising on interior space and comfort.
The stunning exterior of the 2015 Mazda 6 isn't leading you on; with an athletic driving experience and a lot of sophistication for the money, this a charming sedan with a surprisingly frugal side.
If you don't mind a CVT, the 2015 Nissan Altima is a solid choice that checks off all the boxes.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded H-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 2.5i4-Door Sedan LX FWD4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport4-Door Sedan I4 2.5
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
CVT w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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