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

New 2021 Mercedes-Benz A-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz
A-Class

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New 2021 Subaru Legacy

2021 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*
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$33,650 to $35,650
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$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $31,631 to $33,511 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 25 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 34 - 36 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 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 Destination Charge for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class is much higher than that for 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.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than 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.

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.