The 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Honda Accord are both in a constant rivalry with each other due to their similar styles and performances. Each deliver a great mix of power and efficiency. If it were up to you, which vehicle would you ultimately go with?

At Freehold Subaru, our curiosity of these two similar sedans has grown considerably with their respective 2017 outings, so to help our drivers in the Freehold, Englishtown, and Manalapan area, we're going to take a closer look. In this article, we'll focus on handling and efficiency, entertainment amenities, and safety features and ratings. Reading our comparison will help you determine which sedan is right for you.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord: Handling & Efficiency

The Subaru Legacy features a 2.5L four-cylinder engine paired with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and the Honda Accord is outfitted with a 2.4L four-cylinder and a six-speed manual transmission. The Subaru Legacy features the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which provides a lot more control than the Front Wheel Drive System with the Honda Accord.

Both of these vehicles can easily hit the 175 horsepower range, but the Subaru Legacy gets a better fuel efficiency with it EPA estimated 23/32 mpg city/highway. The Honda Accord maxes out at 2.4L four-cylinder. The Subaru Legacy even features a larger fuel tank at 18.5 gallons versus the 17.2 gallon tank in the Honda Accord.

Entertainment Amenities

Both the Subaru Legacy and the Honda Accord are outfitted with high-resolution touchscreen displays that can be used to access the different media options. Each vehicle features a four-speaker sound system with speed-sensitive volume control. These sedans are equipped with an AM/FM radio, a CD player with MP3 playback, and both USB and auxiliary inputs for external media devices. The Subaru Legacy also features connectivity to Aha™, Stitcher™ and HD Radio™, which delivers higher quality listening of the AM/FM radio.

Safety Features & Ratings

Each of these sedans are outfitted with stability and traction control systems. During an instance of wheel slip, these systems will automatically activate to provide necessary brake pressure to prevent the wheel from slipping further. These systems will also reduce engine performance to help regain traction. Both vehicles are equipped with advanced airbag systems that consist of front airbags, side airbags, and side curtain airbags.

While both vehicles were tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there will subtle differences in the results. Each vehicle earned the 2017 Top Safety Pick+ due to their strong performance and good ratings. However, the Honda Accord got an Acceptable rating for its headlights, versus the Good rating that the Subaru Legacy got for its headlights.

Taking the Next Step

Now that you've read this Subaru Legacy vs. Honda Accord comparison, you're aware of what each sedan offers. You've also noticed that the Subaru Legacy has several advantages over the Honda Accord. If you feel like you need to learn more, you can always stop into Freehold Subaru to check out the 2017 Subaru Legacy in-person, and maybe even take it out for a spin.

Schedule your test drive with us at Freehold Subaru, the dealership that proudly serves drivers in the Freehold, Englishtown, and Manalapan area.

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