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2022 Subaru Legacy vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Subaru Legacy

2022 Subaru
Legacy

MSRP*: $23,495 to $36,695
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,575 to $30,575
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MPG - City 24 - 27 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 MPG Info not available
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)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 182 - 260 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 190.6 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 72.4 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 37.3 - 39.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 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
The Subaru Legacy offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Passat with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Subaru Legacy will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Legacy as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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 Subaru Legacy is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Legacy is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Legacy doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

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

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