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.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Nissan Altima as you will with the Subaru Legacy, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Nissan Altima is somewhat more expensive 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 and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.
The Nissan Altima is about the same width as the Subaru Legacy. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Nissan Altima, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Legacy.
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Nissan Altima does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.
The Nissan Altima has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Legacy, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Altima 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.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy. The Nissan Altima has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Legacy.
The Nissan Altima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.
Compare the 2014 Nissan Altima and the 2014 Subaru Legacy.
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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
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MSRP*: $20,295 - $28,895
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $500||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||As low as 0.90%|
|Lease Incentive:||As low as 0.07%||--|
|City MPG:||22 - 27||18 - 24|
|Highway MPG:||31 - 38||25 - 32|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$20,971 - $28,488||$19,201 - $27,097|
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