2021 Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

One of the most popular sedans on the road today is the Toyota Camry, but is the 2021 Toyota Camry the right choice for you and your crew? You might consider the 2021 Subaru Legacy instead. When you're in the market for a new sedan with the latest safety and convenience technology, the 2021 Subaru Legacy offers more space and comfort at a lower price. And with standard all-wheel drive, you won't have to pay extra for the capability you need for getting around Southern California. We'll show you in this head-to-head comparison why the Subaru Legacy is a better overall value than the Toyota Camry.

New Subaru Legacy Sport

Legacy vs. Camry: Size & Design

Despite having a shorter wheelbase than the 2021 Toyota Camry, the 2021 Subaru Legacy gives you more room inside. Clever engineering means rear seat passengers enjoy an extra 1.5" of rear seat legroom for greater comfort in the Subaru Legacy. There's also more room in the trunk, so it's easier to get everyone's suitcases to the airport, or everyone's golf bags to the course.

The 2021 Subaru Legacy has a striking shape and a refined, classic exterior style -- but its beauty is more than skin deep. It's also advanced, with dazzling LED Steering Responsive Headlights, now standard for 2021. Headlights that pivot as you steer like these aren't available at all on the 2021 Toyota Camry.

 
New Legacy Steering Wheel

Legacy vs. Camry: Features & Technology

Both vehicles come standard with a convenient touchscreen multimedia system at the entry level, complete with Apple CarPlayreg; Android Auto™ connectivity. However, when you step up from the base model, the 2021 Subaru Legacy will dazzle with an 11.6" tablet-style multimedia screen that's bigger, more advanced and just plain better looking than what you get in the 2021 Toyota Camry. You can even get heated rear seats, genuine Nappa leather upholstery and a 12-speaker premium audio system in the Legacy when you upgrade -- all features that aren't available at all on the rival from Toyota.

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New Legacy Leather Interior

Legacy vs. Camry: Performance & Drive

The 2021 Subaru Legacy is already more affordable than the 2021 Toyota Camry, and it's standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. That gives you the very best handling and confident control, even in tricky conditions like gravel roads or wet weather. All-wheel drive is available on the 2021 Toyota Camry, but it'll cost you well over $1,000 as an optional extra. That makes the 2021 Subaru Legacy an even more compelling value.


New Legacy Starlink SOS

Legacy vs. Camry: Safety

In terms of safety, Toyota and Subaru have both impressed the industry safety authorities. When it comes to crashworthiness, both vehicles in our comparison earned five-star overall safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. They also both earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick+ award, the most exclusive award handed out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

However, with a new Subaru DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System, the 2021 Subaru Legacy can detect patterns of distracted or drowsy driving. It'll alert you if it's time to switch drivers, grab a cup of coffee or take a break. An attention monitor such as this isn't available on the 2021 Toyota Camry at all.

 
New Legacy Driver Assistance Illustration

Legacy vs. Camry: Driver Assistance

Both Toyota and Subaru are at the pinnacle of the standard driver assistance features you can expect. The 2021 Subaru Legacy and 2021 Toyota Camry both come standard with features you might expect to pay more for on other cars -- features like automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane keep assistance and adaptive cruise control with lane tracing. You can also add blind spot monitoring and rear cross traffic alert with reverse automatic braking. That means the more affordable Subaru Legacy remains the better overall value.

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Learn More At McKenna, Your Source For Subaru In Huntington Beach

The Subaru Legacy is thousands more affordable than a similarly-equipped 2021 Toyota Camry! With a starting MSRP of just $22,895, we can help a 2021 Subaru Legacy find an affordable place in your garage at McKenna Subaru. Also available is the 2021 Subaru Legacy XT, with a turbocharged engine and 250 horsepower for a starting MSRP of $34,445. That's more affordable than the 2021 Toyota Camry XSE V6!

2021 Subaru Legacy2021 Toyota Camry
$22,895Starting MSRP*$24,970
182Horsepower203
176Torque (lb-ft)184
27 City MPG / 35 Highway MPGFuel Economy28 City MPG / 39 Highway MPG
StandardAll-Wheel DriveAvailable
105.5 cu. ft.Passenger Volume100.4 cu. ft.
15.1 cu. ft.Trunk Volume14.1 cu. ft.
12-Speaker Harman Kardon® SystemAvailable Premium Audio System9-Speaker JBL® System
11.6 InchesAvailable Touchscreen Size8 Inches
AvailableDistraction Mitigation SystemNot Available

*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.