Subaru Legacy vs Ford Fusion Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

More and more sedans these days now offer the confidence-inspiring grip and control of all-wheel drive -- but only one makes that technology standard. The same one that's been standard with all-wheel drive since 1989: the Subaru Legacy. The 2020 Ford Fusion offers all-wheel drive, but you can get the same performance as well as better safety, superior features and more advanced technology for less when you choose the 2020 Subaru Legacy instead! Find out more below where we've compared the 2020 Subaru Legacy and the 2020 Ford Fusion side-by-side.

2020 Legacy Sport

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Ford Fusion: Size & Design

The 2020 Subaru Legacy has an all-new design that's refined yet restrained, complete with LED headlights and daytime running lights. LED headlights will cost you extra on the 2020 Ford Fusion. You also get 17" wheels for added sportiness compared to the standard 16" wheels on the Ford Fusion.

You'll enjoy more comfort inside the Subaru Legacy thanks to a larger cabin. Compared to the 2020 Ford Fusion, the 2020 Subaru Legacy gives you more back seat legroom and more hip and shoulder room throughout the cabin, so everyone gets a bit more personal space.


2020 Legacy STARLINK Multimedia

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Ford Fusion: Features & Technology

The 2020 Ford Fusion is one of the few remaining 2020 sedans to come to market with a standard analog AM/FM radio system. As you'd expect from a modern car, the 2020 Subaru Legacy comes standard with a touchscreen multimedia system. You get a pair of 7" touchscreens in the entry-level model while upgraded trim levels offer an 11.6" vertical touchscreen. You also get standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ for seamless integration with most smartphones. That's yet another feature that'll cost you more as an optional upgrade on the 2020 Ford Fusion.

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2020 Legacy Performance

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Ford Fusion: Performance & Drive

Whether you want a comfortable cruise and efficient performance or a little bit more power for a sportier drive, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is a better choice. At the entry level, you get 182 horsepower and up to 35 MPG! The standard engine in the 2020 Ford Fusion makes just 175 horsepower and no more than 31 MPG. And while the available EcoBoost® engine in the 2020 Ford Fusion Titanium makes 245 horsepower, that's only with premium fuel. When filled with regular grade fuel, it's only capable of 231 horsepower. Instead, consider the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy XT with an upgraded turbocharged engine making 260 horsepower on regular fuel! That model even archives up to 32 highway MPG for an efficient cruise. All-wheel drive 2020 Ford Fusion Titanium models will only get 29 MPG.

And since Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive is standard on every 2020 Subaru Legacy, you can enjoy better grip and control on wet pavement from the entry-level trim on up. That technology is only available on the 2020 Ford Fusion Titanium with an AWD upgrade, which brings the MSRP up to a staggering $36,450.


2020 Legacy LED Headlights

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Ford Fusion: Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit organization that performs crash tests on most new model cars sold in the United States. The very best earn Top Safety Pick awards, and the 2020 Subaru Legacy earned the top safety accolade from the IIHS: 2020 Top Safety Pick+ status. The 2020 Ford Fusion earned no awards from the IIHS. When you want a car proven by the experts to be tougher in the event of an accident, choose the Subaru Legacy.


Subary EyeSight Cameras

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Ford Fusion: Driver Assistance

The Ford Fusion has caught up with the rest of the industry when it comes to driver assistance features, now offering standard features like forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking and lane-keep assist. But the 2020 Subaru Legacy isn't content to run with the pack. It leads its class with all these standard features as well as adaptive cruise control. Adaptive cruise control is not only not standard on the 2020 Ford Fusion, it's not even available as an option. The Subaru Legacy also offers optional reverse automatic braking for backing up in busy parking lots and the DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System. Neither reverse automatic braking nor a driver attention monitor are available on the 2020 Ford Fusion at all.

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Why The Value Is Always Better At McKenna

As you can see, there's more value to be found in the Subaru Legacy compared to the Ford Fusion, especially at the entry level. That makes it all the more impressive that the 2020 Subaru Legacy is more affordable than the 2020 Ford Fusion, too! The 2020 Subaru Legacy has a starting MSRP of just $22,745. The less-equipped 2020 Ford Fusion has a greater starting MSRP of $23,170. So, be sure to head to McKenna and test drive the Subaru Legacy if you're considering the Ford Fusion for your next new car.

2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Ford Fusion
$22,745Starting MSRP*$23,170
27 City / 35 Highway MPGStandard Fuel Economy21 City / 31 Highway MPG
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable Upgrade
182Standard Horsepower175
260Max Available Horsepower245
StandardMultimedia TouchscreenAvailable Upgrade
StandardApple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™Available Upgrade
StandardLED HeadlightsAvailable Upgrade
StandardAdaptive Cruise ControlNot Available
2020 Top Safety Pick+IIHS Safety AwardsNone

*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.