Four-door sedans offer plenty of comfort, space, and safety for the needs of families, but some have additional features that make them a better choice. The 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Subaru Legacy are two leaders in their class, but which one is right for you?

To help drivers in Liverpool, Oneida, and Syracuse, NY, we've placed these two midsize sedans side by side so you can compare the key differences between the two. Learn more about the 2021 Subaru Impreza vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy, and find out where you can go for a test drive.

Impreza vs Legacy: Performance

The 2021 Impreza is equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. It's standard with a 5-speed manual transmission. You can also opt for the available Continuously Variable Transmission.

The 2021 Legacy is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. There's also an available 2.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine for more power. Both engine options are paired with the Continuously Variable Transmission.

These two engines are close, but the Legacy has a bit more power and is slightly quicker. Its higher torque also makes the power distribution more effective. That being said, the smaller size and tight turning radius of the Impreza improves its handling and agility.

Both have standard advanced all-wheel drive systems that handle inclement weather conditions. Both vehicles also offer effective steering, reliable braking, and a confident driving experience. Choosing between the two is a matter of minimal performance differences.

Interior Space and Comfort

 Both the Subaru Impreza and the Subaru Legacy have comfortable, supportive seating with plush materials that accommodates five people. Due to its compact size, the Impreza offers less legroom and headroom for rear passengers; however, the front seat is more comfortable for tall drivers and passengers.

The Legacy has an advantage with cargo space, offering 15.1 cubic feet of space to the Impreza's 12.3 cubic feet. In either case, the Impreza and the Legacy offer a quiet interior, wide door openings and roof clearance for easy entry and exit, and plenty of comfort and convenience upgrades.

Subaru Impreza vs Legacy: Technology

Standard features for the Subaru Impreza include power windows and mirrors, air conditioning, and a 4-speaker audio system. Available upgrade options include:

 • Voice-activated SUBARU STARLINK® Multimedia navigation system
 • 8-inch touchscreen
 • All-Weather Package with heated mirrors and seats

The Subaru Legacy also comes standard with air conditioning, power windows and side mirrors, and a 4-speaker audio system. The Legacy can also be souped up with impressive available upgraded features, including:

• 11.6-inch touchscreen
• SUBARU STARLINK® Safety and Security
• Blind-Spot Detection

EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology provides cutting-edge safety systems, such as Lane Keep Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control. This suite is standard across all trim levels of the 2021 Legacy. As for the 2021 Impreza, it comes standard on its higher trim levels.    

Take a Test Drive of the Subaru Impreza or Legacy at Bill Rapp Subaru

Both Subaru models are exceptional at handling poor weather and offer plenty of comfort, space, and technology features. Small differences in cargo space, passenger space, and performance may make the Impreza or the Legacy better-suited to your needs, but either vehicle is a smart choice for a family-oriented sedan.

Drivers in the Liverpool, Oneida, and Syracuse, NY, areas can see the differences between the 2021 Subaru Impreza and the 2021 Subaru Legacy for themselves by visiting Bill Rapp Subaru. Contact us to schedule your test drive of the Impreza or the Legacy today and decide which is right for you!

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