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2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Subaru Legacy

2020 Subaru
Legacy

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$22,745 to $35,895
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $21,486 to $33,523 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 24 - 27 23
MPG - Hwy 32 - 35 N/A
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Subaru Legacy offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Passat with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat, the Subaru Legacy may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Subaru Legacy as you will with the Volkswagen Passat, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). The Subaru Legacy is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Subaru Legacy is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. When looking at overall length, the Subaru Legacy takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Subaru Legacy doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Subaru Legacy has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Subaru Legacy is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Subaru Legacy and the Volkswagen Passat. The Subaru Legacy has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Passat, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Legacy is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.