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2014 Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic, 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 Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Honda Civic and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Legacy.

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Subaru Legacy, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.

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2014 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,390 - $26,640

2015 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,695 - $29,595
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Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.72% --
City MPG: 22 - 31 20 - 26
Highway MPG: 31 - 41 29 - 36
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 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*: $17,100 - $25,261 $20,487 - $27,739

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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