2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy | NewCars.com

A member of the Cars.com family

2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy Review

New 2021 Nissan Altima

2021 Nissan

See Details & Photos
New 2021 Subaru Legacy

2021 Subaru

See Details & Photos
Get Your Price
$24,300 to $34,100
Get Your Price
$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $22,650 to $31,764 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 25 - 28 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 34 - 39 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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Nissan Altima, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy in the front seats.

The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Nissan Altima, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Nissan Altima 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 Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy have similar Destination Charges.

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

With similar torque, the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

The Nissan Altima has about the same turning radius as the Subaru Legacy, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Nissan Altima as you will in the Subaru Legacy.

The Nissan Altima comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Subaru Legacy.