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2021 Acura ILX vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Acura
ILX

MSRP*: $26,100 to $32,000
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $25,461 to $30,736 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 24 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 12.4 ft3 15.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 201 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 182.2 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 70.6 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 34.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 38.0 in
Rear 35.9 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Acura ILX, 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 Acura ILX.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Acura ILX, due to its tank size and 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). Whether you pick the Acura ILX or the Subaru Legacy, 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 Acura ILX will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura ILX is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Legacy.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Acura ILX and the Subaru Legacy do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura ILX and the Subaru Legacy. The Acura ILX has significantly less cargo room than the Subaru Legacy, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura ILX than that of the Subaru Legacy.