2024 Nissan Versa vs. 2024 Subaru Legacy Review

Picture of the 2024 Nissan Versa

2024 Nissan
Versa

MSRP*: $16,390 to $20,400
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Picture of the 2024 Subaru Legacy

2024 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $24,895 to $38,195
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MPG - City 27 - 32 MPG 23 - 27 MPG
MPG - Hwy 35 - 40 MPG 31 - 35 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 122-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable, Manual Continuously Variable
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 122 hp 182 - 260 hp
Exterior Length 177.0 in 191.1 in
Exterior Width 68.5 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.5 in
Rear 31.0 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 39.5 in
Rear 36.3 in
Front 38.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in

*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 Versa, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Versa will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Legacy.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Nissan Versa, 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). Based on MSRP, the Nissan Versa is clearly a better financial choice over the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
Since the Nissan Versa 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 Nissan Versa, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Nissan Versa has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Nissan Versa is significantly less powerful than the Subaru Legacy. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The Nissan Versa has much less torque than the Subaru Legacy, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Nissan Versa and the Subaru Legacy.