If you're torn between the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru Impreza as your next car, you're in a tight spot. Both of these stylish and efficient sedans offer a lot to their drivers in terms of performance, features, and safety. If you had to choose, which vehicle would you prefer to take out on the roads throughout the Freehold, Englishtown, or Manalapan area? 

We'll help you figure that out by throwing the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Subaru Impreza in the mix. We'll focus on each vehicle's respective power, performance, interior space, comfort, and entertainment amenities. By reading this comparison, you'll be able to tell which Subaru sedan is right for you.

Subaru Legacy vs Impreza : Power & Performance

Both the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru Impreza are equipped with the Subaru BOXER® engine, which is a flat-laying engine that features horizontally opposed valves. The Subaru Legacy features a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that's paired with the Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission), allowing the vehicle to smoothly transition and reach 175 horsepower with 174 lb-ft of torque. The Subaru Impreza gets its power from the 2.0L four-cylinder engine, delivering 152 horsepower with 145 lb-ft of torque while paired with the five-speed manual transmission.

Interior Space & Comfort

Right out of the gate, the Subaru Legacy offers more room with its 104.6 cubic foot cabin, compared to the 99.8 cubic feet of space offered inside the Subaru Impreza. Each vehicle is outfitted with cloth seating appointments for their respective five passengers. The Subaru Legacy offers 40 inches of head room and 42.9 inches of leg room. The Subaru Impreza features 39.8 inches of head room in the front and even provides 43.1 inches of leg room, which is more than the front leg room in the Subaru Legacy. 

When it comes to cargo, the Subaru Legacy stores a 15 cubic foot trunk. The Subaru Impreza features 12.3 cubic feet of space in its trunk. As you can see, the Subaru Legacy offers more cargo space than the Subaru Impreza.

Entertainment Amenities

The Subaru Legacy and the Subaru Impreza are both equipped with a four-speaker sound system to deliver your audio entertainment. The Subaru Legacy features a 6.2-inch touch screen and the Subaru Impreza features a 6.5-inch touch screen. Both of these intuitive touch screens allow you to access your media options like the AM/FM radio or the CD player. Both vehicles feature Bluetooth®, which can be used to make phone calls or stream music from your smartphone. The Subaru Legacy also includes an HD Radio®, which allows you to listen to AM/FM stations at a much higher sound quality.

Learn More with a Test Drive

By reading this article, you saw that varying differences between the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru Impreza. While there are a few differences, each vehicle offers a lot to its respective driver. However, if you're still on the fence, you may want to get behind the wheel of both vehicles to see which one you like better.

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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