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2018 Subaru Legacy vs. 2018 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Subaru Legacy, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Legacy as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, 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). Whether you pick the Subaru Legacy or the Volkswagen Passat, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Passat. The Subaru Legacy has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Legacy is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.

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2018 Subaru
Legacy

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

2018 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,995 - $34,650
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City MPG: 20 - 25 19 - 25
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 28 - 36
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 6 years/72,000 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*: $20,979 - $29,897 $22,052 - $33,230

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.