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2021 Mazda Mazda6 vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Mazda
Mazda6

MSRP*: $24,475 to $35,900
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $23,235 to $33,892 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 35 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.7 ft3 15.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 187 - 227 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 192.7 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.7 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 37.4 - 38.4 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
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 feel a little more squished in the Mazda Mazda6 than in the Subaru Legacy, due to the Mazda Mazda6's smaller rear head- and legroom. The Subaru Legacy will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mazda Mazda6.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Mazda Mazda6, 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 Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6 and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mazda Mazda6 is about the same width as the Subaru Legacy. When looking at overall length, the Mazda Mazda6 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Mazda Mazda6 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 Mazda Mazda6 is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Legacy.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Mazda Mazda6 does a much better job of transmitting 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 Mazda Mazda6 and the Subaru Legacy. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Mazda Mazda6 as you will in the Subaru Legacy.

Warranty
The Mazda Mazda6 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.