2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Subaru Legacy Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

Subaru might be best known for models like the Outback all-terrain SUV or the WRX rally performance car. But smaller, more affordable sedans from Subaru offer an uncommon blend of capability, technology, style and safety. Find out which Subaru sedan is a better fit for you and your budget below! At McKenna, we want to make sure you have all the information to make a smart decision about your next new vehicle.

2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Subaru Legacy Exterior


The 2021 Subaru Impreza is a compact car, available as both a sedan or a hatchback if you want something a little more versatile and a little more city-friendly. But if you appreciate the refined ride and classic shape of a sedan, the Impreza Sedan is a great choice. It provides 12.3 cubic feet of trunk space and 36.5" of rear seat legroom, so it's a compact car that's still practical enough for the daily drive.

Meanwhile, the 2021 Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan, with a longer wheelbase, and more spacious interior. You'll have 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space and 39.5" of legroom in the rear seats. So it can be a more comfortable choice for rear passengers on longer journeys, and you'll have extra space in the trunk for all their stuff, too.


In both of these sedan cars, you get a touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™ and Bluetooth® connectivity as standard. However, the compact 2021 Subaru Impreza has a smaller 6.5-inch touchscreen at the entry level. Or, upgrade to the available 8-inch screen. In the 2021 Subaru Legacy, however, you find a pair of 7-inch touchscreens instead! More screen real estate means more controls at your fingertips. For the most advanced-looking cabin available on either of these cars, upgrade to the 11.6-inch tablet-style display available in the 2021 Subaru Legacy.

And while both models are affordable at the entry-level, and offer plenty of options and trim levels to add even more value, only the new 2021 Subaru Legacy offers luxe options like ventilated front seats, heated rear seats and dual-zone automatic climate controls. Such features aren't available on the 2021 Subaru Impreza

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2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Subaru Legacy Interior


The 2021 Subaru Impreza features a clever and efficient BOXER® engine, which delivers 152 horsepower and 145 lb-ft of torque. A similar but bigger engine comes standard on the 2021 Subaru Legacy, and makes 182 horsepower. But if you want a comfortable, classy sedan car with sports car-like performance, step up to the 2021 Subaru Legacy XT! These models feature a turbocharged engine borrowed from the Subaru Ascent for more exciting throttle response and acceleration! Legacy XT models deliver 260 horsepower and a truly thrilling 277 lb-ft of torque.

But no matter what engine you select, since it's a BOXER® engine, it has unique benefits. Its horizontally opposed pistons promote a smooth drive with reduced engine noise and vibration. And with its low, wide packaging, the weight of the engine is mounted low on the car -- for better stability and balanced handling.

2021 Subaru Impreza vs 2021 Subaru Legacy Features


With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, both the 2021 Subaru Impreza and Legacy offer uncommon capability in this class! All-wheel drive gives you more confidence and better handling. It also assists with grip on dirt roads or in wet weather. The Subaru Impreza and Legacy are the only cars in their class available in the US that come totally standard with all-wheel drive!

And if you want something with the cargo space of a crossover, without the lifted suspension and raised ride height, consider the 2021 Subaru Impreza 5-door. It provides the same cargo versatility as the Crosstrek, with 55.3 cubic feet of maximum cargo room inside and available roof rails.

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Find The Perfect Subaru For Life In Southern California At McKenna

At McKenna Subaru in Huntington Beach, you'll find both the 2021 Subaru Impreza and 2021 Subaru Legacy in our wide inventory. Just check out the links below! Or, read more here on our site to get to know the Subaru model lineup and what makes a Subaru such a remarkable car for life in Southern California. When you need a new car that can keep up with a more adventurous lifestyle, we'll be ready to show you the very best dealership experience at McKenna Subaru.

2021 Subaru Impreza Sedan2021 Subaru Legacy
$18,795Starting MSRP*$22,895
Compact Sedan or HatchbackBody StylesMidsize Sedan
152Standard Horsepower182
145Standard Torque176
43.1" Front / 36.5" RearLegroom42.8" Front / 39.5" Rear
StandardSymmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard
StandardApple CarPlay® / Android Auto®Standard
Available UpgradeSteering-Responsive LED Headlights & High Beam AssistStandard
Available UpgradeSubaru EyeSight® Driver AssistanceStandard
Not AvailableTurbocharged Engine UpgradeAvailable

*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.