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2021 Honda Insight vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Honda
Insight

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2021 Subaru
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MSRP*
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$23,130 to $29,040
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$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $21,489 to $26,960 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 51 - 55 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 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 Insight, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Insight and the Subaru Legacy in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Insight, 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 Insight 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 Insight will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
The Honda Insight is a little narrower than the Subaru Legacy, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Honda Insight is slightly shorter than the Subaru Legacy, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Honda Insight has much less torque than the Subaru Legacy, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Insight is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Legacy. 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 Honda Insight and the Subaru Legacy. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Insight as you will in the Subaru Legacy.

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