Compare the Subaru Legacy & Impreza

Is the Subaru Impreza or Subaru Legacy the Right Fit For You?

Are you in the market for a new Subaru car? If you already know that you have to have the unmatched performance, style and value that a Subaru vehicle affords you, but aren't sure which option is the best fit for you, we're here to help. We're committed to helping our customers find the vehicle that's going to fit their needs and lifestyle best. In the interest of making your decision easier on you, we're going to compare the popular Subaru Impreza and Subaru Legacy and allow you to see how they match up to each other side-by-side, so when you come see us here at our dealership, you can come prepared and ready to drive home in the new Subaru model of your dreams.

Johnson Subaru of Cary

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Subaru Impreza vs. Subaru Legacy: Performance

  • The Impreza comes equipped with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine that produces 148-horsepower. The Legacy comes equipped with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder Subaru Boxer engine that produces 175-horsepower.
  • The Legacy is also available with a 3.6-liter six-cylinder engine that produces 256-horsepower, while the Impreza only has one engine option.
  • Since it has a larger engine, it's to be expected that the Legacy has a slightly lower estimated fuel economy when compared to the Impreza. The Legacy achieves 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway at base trim level, while the Impreza achieves 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway.
  • Both the Impreza and Legacy come equipped with standard Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, allowing you to drive with more confidence and enjoyment wherever you go.

Subaru Impreza vs. Subaru Legacy: Interior and Features

  • The Impreza has a slightly smaller cabin than the Legacy does, offering 99.8 cubic feet of passenger volume compared to the 104.6 cubic feet of passenger volume in the Legacy.
  • The Legacy also offers a slightly more spacious trunk than the Impreza does, offering 15 cubic feet of storage space while the Impreza offers 12 cubic feet of storage space. However, the Impreza is available in both a four-door sedan model and five-door hatchback model, which offers up to 55.3 cubic feet of storage space when the rear seats are folded flat.
  • Both the Impreza and Legacy come equipped with a standard Starlink Multimedia system with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Both vehicles also offer the available Eyesight driver assist technology system, with intuitive safety features like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, pre-collision braking, and more.


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Come Test Drive a New Legacy or Impreza Model Today

If you want to get a feel for which vehicle is the right fit for you, we welcome you to come join us here at Johnson Subaru of Cary to view our entire selection of new Impreza models and new Legacy models today! We're located right in Cary, NC and proudly serve drivers from all over nearby Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville, and Chapel Hill.