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2021 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2021 Subaru Legacy Review

New 2021 Hyundai Sonata

2021 Hyundai
Sonata

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New 2021 Subaru Legacy

2021 Subaru
Legacy

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MSRP*
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$23,600 to $33,850
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$22,895 to $36,145
Invoice* $22,670 to $32,172 $21,624 to $33,752
MPG - City 23 - 28 24 - 27
MPG - Hwy 33 - 38 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Subaru Legacy than the Hyundai Sonata, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Sonata will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Subaru Legacy.

Convenience
The Subaru Legacy requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Hyundai Sonata, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Sonata will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Legacy. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Sonata will cost more in transportation costs than the Subaru Legacy.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Sonata is a little wider than the Subaru Legacy, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Sonata takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Legacy.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Hyundai Sonata transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Subaru Legacy.

Handling
The Hyundai Sonata has a smaller turning radius than the Subaru Legacy, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Hyundai Sonata and the Subaru Legacy.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Hyundai Sonata and the Subaru Legacy. The Hyundai Sonata has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Subaru Legacy.

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