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2022 Subaru Legacy vs. 2022 Subaru WRX Review

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2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $23,495 to $36,695
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2022 Subaru
WRX

MSRP*: $29,605 to $42,395
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MPG - City 24 - 27 MPG 19 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG 25 - 26 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 271-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable Continuously Variable, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 - 260 hp 271 hp
Exterior Length 190.6 in 183.8 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 71.9 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 43.1 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 38.8 - 39.8 in
Rear 36.7 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Subaru WRX. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Subaru Legacy and the Subaru WRX in the front seats.

Convenience
With the Subaru Legacy you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX, due to its larger tank size and better 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Subaru Legacy will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru WRX.

Dimensions
The Subaru Legacy is about the same width as the Subaru WRX. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Subaru Legacy, which is slightly longer than the Subaru WRX.

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

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

Powertrain
The Subaru Legacy has much less torque than the Subaru WRX, 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 Subaru Legacy and the Subaru WRX.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Subaru Legacy than that of the Subaru WRX.