The 2021 Subaru Legacy vs. The 2021 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Subaru Legacy vs. The 2021 Volkswagen PassatIntro: As many automakers begin to break away from the production of traditional sedans, Subaru has doubled down with the incredible 2021 Subaru Legacy. This impressive sedan offers better performance, better fuel efficiency, and more space for your money than competing vehicles like the 2021 Volkswagen Passat.

Superior Subaru Performance

If there's one thing that Subaru loves to showcase, it's exceptional performance. Under the hood of the 2021 Subaru Legacy, you'll find a 2.5L regular gas Subaru BOXER engine that's capable of producing 182 horsepower, In addition, the Subaru Legacy comes standard with all-wheel drive.

By comparison, the 2021 Volkswagen Passat is not quite as powerful. It's own 2.0L I-4 engine is capable of only 174 horsepower. Furthermore, all-wheel drive is not available across any of the 2021 Volkswagen Passat's three trim levels.

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Better Fuel Efficiency

Although the 2021 Subaru Legacy offers more power and more drivetrain control than the 2021 Volkswagen Passat does, this does not mean that the Legacy costs you more at the gas pump. In fact, the opposite is the case.

According to EPA, the 2021 Subaru Legacy has earned a fuel economy rating of 27 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway for a combined rating of 30 miles per gallon.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Volkswagen Passat offers less performance and worse fuel economy, at least in the city and in its combined rating. According to the EPA, the 2021 Passat offers 36 mpg on the highway, but falls to just 24 miles per gallon in the city, causing its combined rating to come in at only 28 mpg.

More Space, Less Money

Sedans aren't particularly popular for the amount of space they provide, but in the case of the 2021 Subaru Legacy, this vehicle actually offers more space at a lower cost than the 2021 Volkswagen passat.

All total, the Legacy offers 106 cubic feet of total passenger volume, which includes 42.8 inches of front legroom, 58.1 inches of front shoulder room, 39.5 inches of rear legroom, and 57.4 inches of rear shoulder room.

On the other hand, the 2021 Passat provides just 102 cubic feet of total passenger volume and is tighter in key areas. It offers only 42.4 inches of front legroom, 56.9 inches of front shoulder room, 39.1 inches of rear legroom, and 57 inches of rear shoulder room.

Don't forget, the Subaru Legacy provides this space while still offering a starting MSRP of just $22,895, while the Volkswagen Passat starts at an MSRP of $23,995, over $1,000 more expensive for less room, power, and efficiency.

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