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2015 Subaru Legacy vs. 2014 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. The Subaru Legacy will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to 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). 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
The Subaru Legacy has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Legacy is somewhat more powerful than 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 Subaru Legacy comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.

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2015 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,695 - $29,595

2014 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $20,845 - $34,265
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 - 26 20 - 31
Highway MPG: 29 - 36 28 - 43
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, Inline-5, V-6
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*: $20,487 - $27,739 $19,990 - $32,860

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