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2020 Honda Accord vs Subaru Legacy

Drivers looking for a sporty sedan to drive through the Mt. Laurel area may be considering models like the Honda Accord and Subaru Legacy. The truth is, both cars have so much to offer drivers around Marlton and Cherry Hill. However, only one is going to give you the most of what you need.

To help you decide which one is for you, our team at Burns Honda compared the Accord vs. Legacy. Check out what we found below!

Standard Powertrain Specs

One of our favorite things about the Honda Accord and Subaru Legacy is that they give you plenty of power right out of the gate with their standard powertrains.

The Accord comes standard with a 1.5L turbo I-4 engine that generates 192 horsepower and 192 lb-ft of torque.

The Legacy comes in just under those numbers with a standard 2.5L I-4 engine that produces 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. The Legacy doesn’t have a standard turbocharger, either, so drivers may miss out on that sporty kick the Accord gives you.

Both sedans pair their standard engines with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This type of transmission helps to balance power and optimize efficiency because it offers nearly infinite shift points between the upper and lower limits.

With this transmission, the Subaru Legacy gets an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 27 MPG city and 35 MPG highway.

The Honda Accord gets an EPA-estimated efficiency of 30 MPG city and 38 MPG highway on the LX, EX, and EX-L trims when equipped with the 1.5L turbocharged engine and the CVT.1

Interior Specs: Honda Accord vs Subaru Legacy

Next, let’s climb inside the cabin, which you’ll find is comparably spacious in both the Honda Accord and the Subaru Legacy.

Both cars have approximately 105 to 106 cubic feet of total passenger volume. They also offer front-seat passengers a little over 39 inches of headroom and have approximately 37 inches of rear headroom.

Plus, you’ll have an available sunroof or moonroof that lets in plenty of fresh air and sunlight and can help the cabin feel even more roomy.

If you need to pack up for a weekend away or bring groceries home from the store, you might have more room in the Accord, however, which has a trunk volume of 16.7 cubic feet.

Unfortunately, the Legacy only has 15.1 cubic feet of available trunk space. That’s the difference of a carry-on suitcase.

Safety Technology

Whether you’re driving the Subaru Legacy or Honda Accord, you’ll have a full suite of safety technologies on your side to help you reach your destination with even more safety and confidence.

Both cars come standard with driver-assist features, like:

  • Forward collision mitigation
  • Smart cruise control
  • Lane keeping
  • Auto high beams

They also both have available blind-spot monitoring systems that alert you to vehicles in your side blind spot. This can help you merge or change lanes more safely.

While you might receive these alerts via the standard 7-inch touchscreen or along the driver dashboard in either sedan, the Honda Accord can also project vital information onto the lower portion of the windshield via the Head-Up Display.

The Head-Up Display helps you keep your eyes on the road by providing important info—like navigation, incoming phone calls, road signs, and collision mitigation alerts—directly in your line of sight. Without a similar feature, drivers in the Legacy may find themselves looking away from the road more often.

Should You Drive the Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy?

It’s up to you whether you should drive the Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy around Cherry Hill. When our team at Burns Honda compared the two, we found that the Accord has a lot to offer drivers around Marlton and Mt. Laurel.

If you want to see it for yourself, contact us now and we’ll bring you by for a test drive.

Contact us to test drive the 2020 Honda Accord today!

1 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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