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2016 Kia Optima vs. 2017 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 Kia Optima, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Kia Optima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Legacy.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Kia Optima as you will with the Subaru Legacy, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Kia Optima 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 Kia Optima and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Kia Optima 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. When looking at overall length, the Kia Optima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Legacy.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Kia Optima and the Subaru Legacy do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Kia Optima is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Legacy.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Kia Optima and the Subaru Legacy. The Kia Optima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Legacy.

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

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2016 Kia
Optima

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MSRP*: $22,140 - $36,040

2017 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $31,640
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 4.80% As low as 0.84%
City MPG: 22 - 28 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 28 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 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*: $21,396 - $33,435 $20,796 - $29,617

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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