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2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

Picture of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

MSRP*: $33,650 to $35,650
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $31,631 to $33,511 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 25 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 15.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 188 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 179.1 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 70.7 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 41.8 in
Rear 33.9 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, 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). The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is much slimmer than the Subaru Legacy, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class is somewhat more powerful than the Subaru Legacy.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and the Subaru Legacy.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class than that of the Subaru Legacy.