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2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Subaru WRX Review

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Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Subaru WRX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, due to its larger tank size and better 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 Subaru Legacy will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX. 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 Legacy and the Subaru WRX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Subaru Legacy is much wider than the Subaru WRX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Legacy, which is slightly longer than the Subaru WRX.

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

Handling
The Subaru Legacy has a larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Legacy is significantly less powerful than the Subaru WRX. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru WRX. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Subaru Legacy will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Subaru WRX.

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

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2018 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $31,945

2018 Subaru
WRX

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MSRP*: $26,995 - $31,595
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City MPG: 20 - 25 21
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 N/A
Engine(s): Horizontal Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $20,979 - $29,897 $25,463 - $29,708

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 are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.