Sedans are among the most popular types of cars in the Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, and Marlboro areas. They are renowned for their sleek looks, efficient fuel economy, and spacious interiors, and all without being too bulky. This particular class of car is also among the most diverse, so choosing which one is right for you can be difficult. Fortunately, we are here to show you two of the best sedans on the market: the 2017 Subaru Legacy vs Chevy Malibu.

The Subaru Legacy vs Chevy Malibu both have exciting features to draw in most drivers, but you obviously can't get both. Which one is better then? Learn how the Subaru Legacy and Chevy Malibu stack up against each other in this detailed comparison. Contact us today with any questions you have while reading.


One of the major deciding factors in choosing the right sedan is comfort. You're getting a sedan, not a coupe, so you can appreciate the extra space. Which among these two sedans has more space, however? Which has the better feel to it as you drive? The 2017 Subaru Legacy comes out the clear victor.

The Legacy offers more headroom and more legroom than the Malibu, so tall drivers and passengers can breathe a sigh of relief. Leather seats come standard in the Legacy in all but the baseline model while the Malibu only has standard leather seats in the highest trim. Generally, the two offer very similar levels of comfort when similar trims are compared, but the Legacy just edges out on top.


Many drivers prefer an easy drive, and both of these sedans have features to make trips easier. The Malibu has the Teen Driver's suite, which allows parents to monitor how fast the car was going and where it has gone, but is that enough to compare to the wide array of features present in the Subaru Legacy?

The Legacy has a much larger fuel tank than the Malibu, meaning less trips to the gas station. If you're ever rummaging through the seat for a dropped phone at a red light, you are also going to love the Legacy's Lead Vehicle Alert feature. This feature warns you if the car in front of you has moved, letting you know it's time to go before the angry honks of the people behind you do.


The Legacy wins in terms of performance. Subaru's all-wheel drive system is among the very best. They were some of the first to push the feature in the mid-size sedan market, so you can trust their experience. The Malibu doesn't even offer AWD as an option. You would think that AWD would sacrifice fuel economy, but the Legacy works around it with its advanced continuously variable transmission and active grille shutters.

Additionally, Subaru's BOXER engine has become one of their more famous features. This unique engine places pistons parallel to the ground rather than vertical or in a V shape. The engine weight is lower due to this layout, which makes handling far easier. The continuously variable transmission that keeps its mpg low also contributes to the Legacy's beautiful handling. The Malibu contains simply no such similar features to compare.

Test Drive a 2017 Subaru Legacy Today

After a close comparison of these two incredible cars, the Legacy drove itself to a clear victory. Both the Subaru Legacy vs Chevy Malibu offer comfortably smooth rides, but the specialized engine and convenience of the Legacy rule it out as the better choice. The Legacy has even more features to enjoy, but the best way to understand them is to take it for a test drive and experience them yourself.

Residents of Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, and Marlboro are invited to Freehold Subaru to test drive the 2017 Subaru Legacy. Schedule a test drive in person or by calling (888) 811-7604. Experience all the 2017 Subaru Legacy has to offer today!

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