Subaru fans across the Marlboro, Englishtown, Manalapan and Freehold areas get excited with every new model year. There's a reason Subaru is consistently a leader in sedans and crossover SUVs, and each new year brings new features to the table.

Two of the most popular vehicles the manufacturer puts out are the Legacy and the WRX, and many drivers are curious as to which offers the best combination of features and performance for their day-to-day driving needs. Check out our direct comparison and side-by-side breakdown of the comfort, convenience and features of the 2018 Subaru Legacy vs WRX.

Subaru Legacy vs WRX - Design

The biggest difference between the Legacy and the WRX right out of the gate is that the Legacy is a midsized sedan, while the WRX is a compact sedan. If that's the core of your decision, that may make the choice for you right there.

The Legacy receives a facelift in 2018, getting new styling in the front and rear, upgraded materials in the cabin, a bigger standard display, and smartphone app integration in the infotainment system. You also get more powerful air conditioning, more powerful acceleration and an even smoother ride and handling.

The WRX, on the other hand, receives its own facelift. It also gets new styling, a revised tuned suspension and steering, better cabin noise suppression, and a few new features into the company's EyeSight safety suite.

Interior Space and Ride

Naturally, since the Legacy is a larger vehicle, it has more room for heads and legs in both the front seat and the back seat. However, the WRX also provides plenty of space to keep driver and passengers comfortable. Both cars perform really well, but the base 2.5-liter 4-cylinder in the Legacy doesn't put out the acceleration you get from the 268 horsepower of the turbocharged four-cylinder with the WRX.

In the end, the WRX is built to be a sportier entry, and it drives and feels a lot more like a sportscar, where the Legacy is more luxurious in tone and trappings. It gives you more comfort, while the WRX is sharper, sleeker and gives you more power under the hood. This also means, however, that the Legacy has more trunk space and overall cargo capacity. If you have a lot of luggage to carry or you do a lot of grocery hauling, you'll get more utility out of the Legacy.

Check out the Legacy and WRX today!

In the end, the biggest difference between the 2018 Subaru Legacy and the 2018 Subaru WRX is that the Legacy gives you a bigger, beefier vehicle with a lot of luxury trappings, while the WRX is essentially a sport sedan.

No matter which vehicle you choose, both of them are available to drivers throughout the Freehold, Manalapan, Marlboro and Englishtown areas at Freehold Subaru. If you're ready to check out either or both of these cars, we're ready to get you behind the wheel. Just stop into our showroom and get behind the wheel to test drive one of these fun, comfortable and sporty vehicles today!

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