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You Can’t Really Go Wrong With the Subaru Impreza or the Legacy

Subaru has an extremely loyal fan base and it’s easy to see why. Generally speaking, Subaru vehicles are synonymous with adventure, safety, and versatility. Even the carmaker’s sedans are pretty cool. The two Subaru sedans we can’t stop talking about this year happen to be the 2020 Impreza and the 2020 Legacy. Here is what you should know about these two Subaru sedans. 

The Impreza and the Legacy are extremely functional 

Both the Legacy and Impreza are versatile sedans that are standard with all-wheel-drive. These models also offer high-quality car cabins. Although, the Impreza gets extra points for versatility since it is available as either a sedan or a hatchback. 

If you opt for the sedan version of the Impreza, you will find that it’s generous on space, especially for a compact model. But for the most available cargo space on the Impreza, you will want to go with the hatchback version. Either option is comfortable. 

For more interior space, you might want to strongly consider the Legacy over the Impreza. The Legacy is a midsize sedan that boasts a spacious and luxury-focused cabin. Upgrades like Nappa leather and ventilated are available as options on the Legacy but not on the Impreza.

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How these sedans get their power 

2020 Subaru Legacy Sport
2020 Subaru Legacy Sport | Subaru

Both the Impreza and the Legacy are pleasant, enjoyable rides. The Impreza gets its power from a 152-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Speed definitely isn’t a selling point on the Impreza but its engine works just fine. Plus, the standard five-speed manual transmission makes for a smooth driving experience. 

With the Legacy, you get more flavor. There are two engine options on the Legacy. Standard models get a 182-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. For more oomph, you will want to go for the XT trim level that features a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 260-hp. Both engines are linked to a continuously variable automatic transmission. 

As far as fuel economy goes, both the Impreza and the Legacy do well in this category. The Impreza gets a combined 30 mpg and the Legacy gets a combined 28 mpg. This is especially impressive for AWD cars. 

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In-car technology is a highlight too

Subaru does a great job of equipping its vehicles with in-car technology features. Both the Impreza and the Legacy come standard with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth. These sedans also feature sharp touchscreen infotainment displays but the Legacy comes with larger screen options.  

There are also many advanced safety features available on the Impreza and the Legacy. Subaru’s EyesSight suite comes standard on the Legacy and includes items such as forward-collision warning and lane keep assist. These features are available as a package on the Impreza.

Final thoughts

You really can’t go wrong with the Impreza or the Legacy. Picking between these models comes down to personal needs. The 2020 Impreza is a great value option that starts at $18,695. If you want more space and a higher sense of luxury, go with the 2020 Legacy which starts at  $22,745.