The editors at The Car Connection think highly of the 2018 Honda Accord, so much so that we named it our Best Car to Buy 2017.
Compared to the Subaru, the Honda offers a better cabin and shapelier sheet metal, although it can’t be had with all-wheel drive.
The Legacy compares favorably to the Toyota Camry thanks to Subaru’s improved ride quality and quietness.
The Ford Fusion is offered in a tempting Sport trim level that is laughably fun to drive, although expensive.
The Chevy Malibu is a relative value in base configurations and offers a tempting hybrid version that is very fuel efficient.
The Nissan Altima isn’t as polished as the Legacy, but like the Subaru, it offers a thirsty V-6 is off-the-line performance is your overall goal.
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|20 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded H-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Mid-Size Cars||Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|2.5i||4-Door Sedan L w/1VL||S FWD||2.5 S Sedan||L Automatic (SE)|
|All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|CVT w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Chevrolet Malibu||2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Ford Fusion||2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Nissan Altima||2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Toyota Camry|