2020 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs Legacy Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

The 2020 Subaru Legacy is all-new with more features and a more powerful engine than ever before. But the 2020 Subaru Impreza remains a popular choice, too. How do you choose which one is right for you? The best way is to visit McKenna Subaru, see both side-by-side in person and take them both for a test drive. Or, just compare both models side-by-side below. We'll show exactly what sets these models apart from what another and what they have in common.

2020 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs Legacy Exterior

2020 Subaru Impreza & 2020 Subaru Legacy: Size & Segment

The 2020 Subaru lineup includes a compact car, the Subaru Impreza, available as a sedan or a hatchback. The hatchback is a smart choice for college students, commuters or anyone else who needs occasional cargo space for suitcases and supplies, but the sedan is the most affordable new Subaru model available. By contrast, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan that's a bit bigger than the Subaru Impreza 4dr.

Compared to the 2020 Subaru Impreza, the 2020 Subaru Legacy gives you an extra 3 cubic feet of trunk space and 3" of additional legroom in the rear seats. That makes the 2020 Subaru Legacy a better choice for longer drives, particularly if you've got fully-grown rear seat passengers. Of course, being 8" shorter and 2" narrower overall compared to the Subaru Legacy, the Subaru Impreza features petite dimensions despite its interior roominess, for superior maneuverability and parking ease.

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2020 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs Legacy Interior

2020 Subaru Impreza & 2020 Subaru Legacy: Comfort & Features

At the entry level, these cars provide much of the same interior features, like cloth upholstery, USB charging, split-folding rear seats and a touchscreen multimedia system complete with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. On the outside, the 2020 Subaru Legacy comes standard with vivid LED lighting, whereas the Subaru Impreza features ordinary halogen headlights.

However, as you climb the trim level list, the 2020 Subaru Legacy acquires some features that you won't find on any 2020 Subaru Impreza. Such features include heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, genuine Nappa leather upholstery and an upgraded 11.6" touchscreen.

2020 Subaru Impreza & 2020 Subaru Legacy: Performance

The 2020 Subaru Impreza features a 2.0L four-cylinder BOXER® engine making 152 horsepower as its only engine choice. At the entry level, the Subaru Legacy features a 2.5L BOXER® making 182 horsepower. Since the Subaru Legacy is a bit bigger and heavier than the Subaru Impreza, that extra horsepower helps both cars feel nimble and confident from surface streets to the highway.

However, the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT offers an available turbocharged engine for sporty performance! With 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque, the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT is nearly as powerful as the Subaru WRX sports car.

Of course, being Subaru vehicles, both cars come standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive for improved grip and control on any surface, wet or dry. And unlike many rival compact cars and midsize sedans, they both have a fully independent rear suspension for a smooth ride and responsive handling.

2020 Subaru Impreza 4dr vs Legacy Features

2020 Subaru Impreza & 2020 Subaru Legacy: Driver Assistance

If you do choose the 2020 Subaru Impreza with the manual transmission, you won't get Subaru EyeSight™. However, on all Subaru Impreza models with automatic transmission as well as every single 2020 Subaru Legacy, Subaru EyeSight® is totally standard. It's a suite of active driver assist features like forward collision alert, pre-collision braking, lane keeping and adaptive cruise control. That means you can get industry-leading safety features without spending too much when you choose Subaru.

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Find Your Perfect Subaru At McKenna Subaru In Huntington Beach!

With a starting MSRP of $18,695, the 2020 Subaru Impreza 4dr is the most affordable new Subaru model. That makes it a great choice when you're looking for a versatile, efficient commuter car with all-wheel drive capability and performance. The 2020 Subaru Legacy offers more space, more power and technology for those who need it for a starting MSRP of $22,745. If you've got room in your budget for the Subaru Legacy, but don't need the extra size and power, the 2020 Subaru Impreza Sport sedan adds a more aggressive body kit and trunk spoiler as well as a more premium interior for a starting MSRP of $23,495.

2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Subaru Impreza 4-Door
$22,745Starting MSRP*$18,695
35 Highway / 27 CityFuel Economy (MPG)36 Highway / 28 City
182Standard Horsepower152
176Standard Torque145
260Max Available Horsepower152
105.5 Cubic FeetPassenger Space99.8 Cubic Feet
39.5"Rear Seat Legroom36.5"
15.2 Cubic FeetTrunk Volume12.3 Cubic Feet
StandardLED HeadlightsAvailable Upgrade
StandardEyeSight® Driver AssistanceAvailable Upgrade

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.