All-wheel drive—a feature that's optional only on some mid-size sedans—is included across the entire 2016 Subaru Legacy lineup.
The Chrysler 200 sedan offers AWD as an option, yet its lower gas mileage and cramped seat mean it's not as appealing in pragmatic ways.
Both the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima are mainstream but sporty entries, with roomy interiors (including back seats), smooth rides, and good materials and trims.
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 a rather sluggish infotainment system.
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|2016 Subaru LegacyBrowse Used Listings||2016 Chrysler 200Browse Used Listings||2016 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2015 Nissan AltimaBrowse Used Listings|
|20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded H-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|4-Door Sedan 2.5i||4-Door Sedan LX FWD||4-Door Sedan S FWD||4-Door Sedan I4 2.5|
|All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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|2016 Subaru Legacy vs. 2016 Chrysler 200||2016 Subaru Legacy vs. 2016 Ford Fusion||2016 Subaru Legacy vs. 2015 Nissan Altima|