2021 Subaru Legacy vs. Its Competition

2021 Subaru Legacy
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Honda Accord and Toyota Camry are leaders among mid-size sedans thanks to their perceived reliability and dependability.

The Camry’s more conservative and offers a hybrid version that’s very fuel efficient.

The Accord has an upscale interior with stretch-out space and good looks—and a hybrid edition.

The Altima offers all-wheel drive—the Legacy makes it standard—but its interior is plainer and it’s likely to be less expensive than its rivals.

The Sonata is a more stylish sedan, and its hybrid offers sky-high fuel economy.

The Malibu is hanging on for Chevrolet, its best look may be its low price in base trims.

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Quick Specs
The 2021 Subaru Legacy aces its value and safety tests, and gets a pass on the rest.
The 2021 Chevrolet Malibu swings with great styling and space, but strikes out on safety.
The 2021 Hyundai Sonata wears luxury threads in pricey models, but all versions get excellent safety and warranty coverage.
The 2021 Toyota Camry elevates its family-sedan game with grabby looks and hybrid power.
The 2020 Honda Accord is one of the best sedans available, a must-drive for any shopper.
The 2020 Nissan Altima is a handsome sedan with a great-looking price.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
24 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 54 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 53 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 47 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded H-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
CVT4-Door Sedan LSE 2.5LLE Automatic (Natl)LX 1.5T CVT2.5 S Sedan
All Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
CVT w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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