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

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Subaru Impreza, 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). Based on MSRP, the Subaru Impreza is clearly a better financial choice over 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 Subaru Impreza and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Impreza is much slimmer than the Subaru Legacy, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Subaru Impreza is slightly shorter than the Subaru Legacy, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Impreza doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Legacy.

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

Performance
The Subaru Impreza 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 Subaru Impreza and the Subaru Legacy. The Subaru Impreza has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Legacy, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2016 Subaru
Impreza

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MSRP*: $18,295 - $22,595

2017 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $31,640
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.49% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.48% As low as 0.84%
City MPG: 25 - 28 20 - 25
Highway MPG: 34 - 37 28 - 34
Engine(s): Horizontal Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,473 - $21,442 $20,796 - $29,617

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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