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2021 Nissan Altima vs. 2022 Subaru Legacy Review

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2021 Nissan
Altima

MSRP*: $24,450 to $34,250
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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $22,995 to $36,195
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Invoice* $22,790 to $31,904 $21,715 to $33,799
MPG - City 25 - 28 MPG 24 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 34 - 39 MPG 32 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 15.4 ft3 15.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual, Continuously Variable Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 182 - 236 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 192.9 in 190.6 in
Exterior Width 72.9 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 43.8 in
Rear 35.2 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 38.0 - 39.2 in
Rear 36.7 - 36.9 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 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.

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Nissan Altima, 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). 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.

Dimensions
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.

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

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

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

Utility
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.

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