If you're looking around for your next sedan to get you all around the Freehold, Englishtown, and Manalapan area, there's a lot of factors to consider. The Subaru Legacy is one of the most sought after sedans on the market due to the remarkable abilities and positive reviews often associated with it. However, despite the accolades, some drivers actually prefer the Hyundai Sonata. While both vehicles are popular among local drivers, we're going to throw them into the mix to see who comes out on top.

This vehicle comparison of the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata will provide you with information that's necessary for you to make the best decision possible towards your next car. We'll be focusing our attention on the performance and handling, entertainment and technology, and safety features. By the time you finish reading our comparison, you'll know without a doubt which of these vehicles suits you better.

2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Hyundai Sonata Performance and Handling

When it comes to their power, both of these sedans can easily surpass 170 horsepower. The Subaru Legacy is equipped with the 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER® engine, which is designed to increase efficiency by lying flat under the hood with its horizontally opposed valves that push power into the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. This engine gets controlled with the Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission).

The Hyundai Sonata is fitted with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Helping you control this vehicle is the 6-speed automatic transmission, which is effective, but not nearly as smooth as the CVT. The Hyundai Sonata has a major drawback here, and it's with its Front Wheel Drive. The AWD system in the Subaru Legacy allows for superior handling and agility when it's time for evasive maneuvers during emergency situations.

Entertainment & Technology

Both of these sedans are equipped with sophisticated infotainment systems with high-resolution touch screens mounted into the dashboard, giving you easy access to your media. Each vehicle is outfitted with an AM/FM radio, an HD Radio®, and an MP3-capable CD player. The Subaru Legacy even features app connectivity to Pandora®, iHeart® radio, and even iTunes® Tagging which lets you mark a song that you hear to download later. Each vehicle features Bluetooth® technology which allows for hands-free phone communication and audio streaming.

Safety Features

When it comes to keeping your vehicle on track during slippery conditions, each vehicle features a braking system in place to aid you. The Subaru Legacy features the Vehicle Dynamics Control and the Hyundai Sonata features Electronic Stability Control. These systems provide brake pressure during wheel slip and reduce the engine speed to help keep your vehicle on its intended path.

When it comes to optional safety features, each vehicle offers a variety of driver assisting technology. The Subaru Legacy features the Eye Sight® system, which is a bundle of various different systems like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure and sway warning, and lane keep assist. All of these systems are available at the next trim level. The Hyundai Sonata also offers these features, but they're only available after several upgrades.

Test Drive the 2017 Subaru Legacy

In this article, drivers like you from the Freehold, Englishtown, and Manalapan area learned all about the similarities and differences between the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Hyundai Sonata. You learned that the Subaru Legacy has several advantages over the Hyundai Sonata. However, you could learn even more about the 2017 Subaru Legacy by taking it out on the road.

Schedule your test drive with us at Freehold Subaru.

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