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2022 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2022 Hyundai
Sonata

MSRP*: $24,150 to $34,750
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $23,198 to $33,027 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 23 - 28 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 16.0 ft3 15.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 180 - 290 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 73.2 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 46.1 in
Rear 34.8 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.4 - 38.4 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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 Hyundai Sonata, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Legacy.

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Sonata, 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). The Hyundai Sonata is somewhat more expensive 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 Hyundai Sonata will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is a little wider than the Subaru Legacy, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Legacy.

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

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

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Subaru Legacy. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Legacy.

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