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2021 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Honda
Civic

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2021 Subaru
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MSRP*
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$21,250 to $28,300
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$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $20,268 to $26,393 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 29 - 32 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Honda Civic, 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 Honda Civic.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Civic, 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). Based on MSRP, the Honda Civic is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru Legacy. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

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

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

Handling
The Honda Civic has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Civic has less horsepower than the Subaru Legacy, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Subaru Legacy. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Subaru Legacy.

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