When you're seeking out an efficient and reliable sedan for your trips around the Freehold, Englishtown, and Manalapan areas, you have a lot of options to consider. Vehicles like the 2017 Subaru Legacy and the 2017 Toyota Camry are often on the top of drivers' lists because of the strong and efficient performances and impressive array of features. But out of these two vehicles, which one would you ultimately choose?

If you're not sure, don't worry; our team at Freehold Subaru is going to take a detailed look at these similar sedans to highlight their differences. We'll be focusing our attention on performance and handling, passenger space and comfort, and safety ratings. By learning how these vehicles differ, you'll be able to see which one you'd prefer to take out on the road.

Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry: Overview

The Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry are each equipped with 2.5L 4-cylinder engines. The Toyota Camry features a 6-speed automatic transmission, while the Subaru Legacy features the Lineartronic CVT (continuously variable transmission), which delivers smooth and efficient accelerations. Each vehicle can easily hit 175 horsepower, but the Subaru Legacy has a slight lead in fuel efficiency with its EPA-estimated 25/34 city/highway MPG, compared to the Toyota Camry and its 24/33 city/highway MPG.

Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry: Passenger Space & Comfort

Both sedans offer enough space for their respective five passengers. Each vehicle is outfitted with cloth seating appointments. The Subaru Legacy offers 104.6 cubic feet of space in its cabin, which is a little more spacious than the 102.7 cubic feet offered in the Toyota Camry. When it comes to passenger space, the Subaru Legacy offers more in the front with 40 inches of headroom and 42.9 inches of legroom. The Toyota Camry only features 38.8 inches of headroom and 41.6 inches of legroom.

Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry: Safety Ratings

One of the best ways to determine a vehicle's safety is by checking out its safety ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are the two authorities when it comes to assessing a vehicle's safety features. Accord to the IIHS, both vehicles performed well enough in their respective crash tests to earn the 2017 Top Safety Pick+. However, when it comes to front crash prevention, the Subaru Legacy earned the Superior rating, while the Toyota Camry made it by with the Advanced rating.

According to the NHTSA crash tests, both vehicles performed well and both drove off with the 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. However, with its different crash categories, the Toyota Camry only received four stars in its frontal crash and rollover tests. The Subaru Legacy, on the other hand, earned five stars in both categories.

Making the Right Choice

By now, you're well aware of the many advantages that the Subaru Legacy has over the Toyota Camry. But if you're still not convinced, why not stop into Freehold Subaru and see for yourself?

Schedule your test drive with us at Freehold Subaru-just a short drive from the Freehold, Englishtown, and Manalapan areas.

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