Subaru Legacy vs. Toyota Camry

Comparing the Subaru Legacy and the Toyota Camry


All other things being equal, and they nearly are, the Subaru Legacy is the only midsize sedan in its class standard all-wheel drive (AWD). If you live in an area of the country with rough weather and/or occasionally find yourself navigating back roads, AWD can be a critical advantage. Let's take a look at how the Subaru Legacy compares overall with another top choice in the category: the Toyota Camry.

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  • Space. The Legacy has the slightly larger interior: 104.6 cubic feet versus 102.7 cubic feet for the Camry. The Legacy also has a big more front leg room, offering 42.9 inches versus 41.6 inches in the Camry. Truck space is slightly smaller in the Legacy (15.0 cubic feet versus 15.4 cubic feet), but offers the widest pass through with the rear seats folded down.
  • Safety. Both cars have received top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but the Camry wins out on airbag count, with ten total tucked throughout the cabin, versus eight in the Legacy.
  • Engines and fuel economy. The Camry has an available hybrid engine option, but it's considerably more expensive than the standard gasoline version. Meanwhile, the Legacy has standard AWD and still compares favorably on fuel economy. The Legacy is rated at 25 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, while the Camry is rated at 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway.
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