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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

MSRP*: $22,550 to $29,150
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $23,495 to $36,695
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Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 30 - 33 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 158-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 180-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 158 - 180 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 184.0 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 70.9 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 37.6 - 39.3 in
Rear 37.1 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than 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 and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

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.

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

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Honda Civic 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 Honda Civic and the Subaru Legacy.

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