The 2018 Subaru Legacy and the Mazda 6 are two efficient, stylish vehicles that are known for their dependability. Still, each has unique features that help them separate from the crowd.

To help everyone in the Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, and Marlboro areas select their new ride, Freehold Subaru has compared the 2018 Subaru Legacy vs the Mazda 6 so you'll know which car is best for you.

2018 Subaru Legacy vs Mazda 6: Performance

When discussing performance, what's under the hood is what counts, and both the Legacy and Mazda 6 offer a blend of power and reliability.  

The Subaru Legacy features an available 256 horsepower, 6-cylinder engine that offers ample power. With a horizontal layout, this Subaru BOXER® engine has a low center of gravity, which improves the engine response and helps create a smoother ride.

Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring in the 2018 Legacy provides sharper handling by automatically sensing steering and braking inputs to help keep your car on the intended path. In short, VDC will help create the smoothest ride possible when you're driving the new Legacy.

The Mazda 6 is equipped with a robust, 4-cylinder engine, but it only produces 184-horsepower.

Safety First

It's important that new cars come with advanced safety features, and both the Legacy and Mazda 6 are designed to keep you safe while behind the wheel.  

The 2018 Subaru Legacy has Eyesight® Driver Assist Technology that does everything from monitor traffic movement while optimizing the cruise control setting, to warning the driver if they begin to veer out of their lane. If this isn't enough, Pre-Collision Braking will even apply full braking force in the event of an emergency.

All of these pre-collision features work hand-in-hand with the Subaru STARLINK™ System to ensure your safety. This system includes Automatic Collision Notification and Enhanced Roadside Assistance, so authorities will be alerted immediately after an accident has occurred.

While the Mazda 6 does share some of the safety features found in the Legacy, such as Smart Brake Support with Collision Warning, it doesn't have a post-collision feature as sophisticated as the Subaru STARLINK™ System.

Audio & Infotainment

When it comes to new technology and entertainment, you'll find an abundance of options in the 2018 Subaru Legacy, as well as the Mazda 6.  

The Subaru STARLINK™ Multimedia system has Apple CarPlay™, Android™ Auto, and Pandora® app integration. All of these features create an enjoyable entertainment system that allows you to sync your phone with your Legacy, giving you access to news, navigation, music, podcasts and much more. On top of this, a sleek 8-inch touchscreen gives you easy access to any technology feature.

The Mazda 6, while still featuring a diverse entertainment system, doesn't come with features such as Apple CarPlay™.

Get Behind the Wheel

It's clear that both the 2018 Subaru Legacy and the Mazda 6 are terrific cars. However, if you're looking for a combination of high-end performance and safety, the Legacy may be for you.

If you find yourself around Freehold, Englishtown, Manalapan, or Marlboro, and you have an itch to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Subaru Legacy, contact Freehold Subaru to schedule a test drive today!

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