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2017 Subaru Legacy vs. 2017 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
The Subaru Legacy will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Passat, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Legacy will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat. 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 significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Passat. 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 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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2017 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*: $21,995 - $31,640

2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $33,995
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City MPG: 20 - 25 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 28 - 34
Engine(s): Horizontal Inline-4, 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*: $20,796 - $29,617 $21,520 - $32,601

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