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2014 Acura ILX Hybrid vs. 2015 Subaru Legacy Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Acura ILX Hybrid, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Subaru Legacy will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura ILX Hybrid.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX Hybrid, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura ILX Hybrid is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Legacy. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Acura ILX Hybrid is much higher than that for the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
Since the Acura ILX Hybrid is much slimmer than the Subaru Legacy, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Acura ILX Hybrid, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Legacy.

Drivetrain
The Acura ILX Hybrid has much less torque than the Subaru Legacy, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Acura ILX Hybrid has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Legacy, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX Hybrid is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Legacy. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX Hybrid and the Subaru Legacy. The Acura ILX Hybrid has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Legacy, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX Hybrid than that of the Subaru Legacy.

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2014 Acura
ILX Hybrid

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MSRP*: $28,900

2015 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,695 - $29,595
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City MPG: 39
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
20 - 26
Highway MPG: 38 29 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $27,229 $20,487 - $27,739

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