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2014 Buick LaCrosse vs. 2014 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick LaCrosse, drivers may find the Subaru Legacy a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Buick LaCrosse, making it more convenient to drive.

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.

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. The Buick LaCrosse has less cargo capacity than the Subaru Legacy, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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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2014 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $33,535 - $40,285
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2014 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $20,295 - $28,895
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 17 - 25 18 - 24
Highway MPG: 26 - 36 25 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4, 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*: $32,194 - $38,674 $19,201 - $27,097

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