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2017 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2017 Subaru Legacy Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick LaCrosse than the Subaru Legacy. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Buick LaCrosse and the Subaru Legacy in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Buick LaCrosse, 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 Buick LaCrosse will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Subaru Legacy, which has a much lower MSRP. 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 Buick LaCrosse is much higher than that for the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
The Buick LaCrosse is a little wider than the Subaru Legacy, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Buick LaCrosse, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Legacy.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Buick LaCrosse does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Buick LaCrosse has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick LaCrosse has a much more powerful engine than the Subaru Legacy. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick LaCrosse and the Subaru Legacy. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Buick LaCrosse as you will in the Subaru Legacy.

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

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2017 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $32,065 - $43,265

2017 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $31,640
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City MPG: 20 - 21 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 29 - 31 28 - 34
Engine(s): V-6 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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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $31,905 - $41,534 $20,796 - $29,617

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.