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

Convenience
The Nissan Altima will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Subaru Legacy, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
The Nissan Altima is about the same width as the Subaru Legacy. When looking at overall length, the Nissan Altima takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Legacy.

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

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy.

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

Warranty
The Nissan Altima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.

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2017 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690

2017 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $31,640
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City MPG: 22 - 27 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 32 - 39 28 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 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*: $21,348 - $30,453 $20,796 - $29,617

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