Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry Comparison in Huntington Beach, CA

Drivers have a wealth of choices when it comes to midsize sedans, but the Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry seem to always be among the popular options. It's easy to see why -- they're both affordable options with plenty of standard features, good fuel-efficiency, and solid performance. Both are great choices for motorists in Southern California, but the truth is that the Subaru has routinely pulled ahead of the Toyota. We've put the 2022 Subaru Legacy next to the 2022 Toyota Camry side-by-side to show you exactly what makes it an industry leading midsize sedan.

front and side profile of gray 2022 subaru legacy

2022 Subaru Legacy VS 2022 Toyota Camry: Exterior & Interior

On the outside, the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Camry both feature sharp designs and standard features like LED headlights and daytime running headlights, but the Legacy also comes standard with steering responsive headlights for better vision around corners and turns. You won't find headlights like these on the latest Toyota Camry. The Subaru Legacy also has slightly bigger 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, while the Camry sports 17-Inch alloy wheels.

Inside, both sedan models have comfortable interiors, but the Subaru Legacy has noticeably more passenger volume -- 105.5 to the 100.4 cubic feet of the Toyota Camry. Both models also feature standard 60/40-split flat-folding rear seatbacks for added versatility and available heated steering wheels, but only the 2022 Legacy has available Nappa leather seats for a higher level of comfort and luxury.


front driver's cockpit profile of 2022 subaru legacy including steering wheel and infotainment display screen

2022 Subaru Legacy VS 2022 Toyota Camry: Technology

The 2022 Legacy and Camry each come with a bevy of technology features standard. They both come with a 7-inch high-resolution LCD touchscreen multimedia system. Each sedan also comes with infotainment features like Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ for seamless smartphone integration, Bluetooth® technology for audio streaming and phone connectivity, and USB ports for media import and charging. Both models even include free trials for SiriusXM Satellite Radio to get all your favorite music channels for free. However, all but the entry-level 2022 Subaru Legacy features a premium 11.6-inch touchscreen which is a bit easier to use than the available 9-inch screen from the new Toyota Camry.

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2022 Subaru Legacy VS 2022 Toyota Camry: Performance

When it comes to performance, both the 2022 Legacy and 2022 Camry are great options at an affordable price. The Subaru Legacy starts out with a standard 2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER 4-cylinder engine with an output of 182 horsepower and 176 lb/ft of torque. The Toyota Camry comes standard with a 2.5-liter Dynamic Force 4-cylinder with an output of 203 horsepower and 184 lb/ft of torque. But, only the 2022 Legacy comes standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel drive on all of its trim models, the only midsize car to offer such capability standard. You can get all-wheel drive on the entry-level trim of the 2022 Camry, but that does cost extra.


lane keep assist function display on instrument cluster of 2022 subaru legacy

2022 Subaru Legacy VS 2022 Toyota Camry: Safety

Safety is a category for which both the new Legacy and Camry are considered the best of the best. Both midsize sedans earned five-star overall safety scores from the NHTSA after extensive crash-testing, the best score possible overall. The 2022 Legacy and Camry also have their own suite of driver assist technologies: Subaru EyeSight® for the Legacy and Toyota Safety Sense™ for the Camry. In the Subaru Legacy features include adaptive cruise control, pre-collision braking, lane departure warning and sway warning, and lane keep assist functions. Toyota Safety Sense, comes standard with a pre-collision system, lane departure alert, automatic high beams, road sign assist, lane tracing assist, and dynamic radar cruise control. The 2022 Legacy also comes standard with high beam assist, although it's not part of EyeSight®. One safety technology exclusive to the Subaru Legacy is the available DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System, which helps detect distracted or drowsy driving and warns the driver of unsafe driving.

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2022 Subaru Legacy VS 2022 Toyota Camry: Price & Value

Last, but certainly not least, is the matter of just what you're getting for your money. Toyota and Subaru are known for providing high-quality, affordable vehicles to everyday drivers, and these two midsize sedans are great examples. The 2022 Subaru Legacy has a starting MSRP of $22,995 while the 2022 Toyota Camry begins at $25,295. Considering the standard features, safety technology, increased interior space, and solid performance of the new Subaru Legacy at a lower price, there's not much of a debate about which model offers the better value. Also, keep in mind that 95% of Subaru Legacy models sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today, which is why Subaru cars are so well renowned for their reliability.

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2022 Subaru Legacy2022 Toyota Camry
$22,995Starting MSRP*$25,295
182 HP / 176 lb/ftStandard Performance Output (Horsepower / Torque)203 HP / 184 lb/ft
Symmetrical All-Wheel DriveStandard DrivetrainFront-Wheel Drive
35 MPG / 27 MPGStandard Fuel Economy (Highway / City)39 MPG / 28 MPG
StandardLED Steering Responsive Headlights Not Available
105.5 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume100.4 Cubic Feet 
AvailableNappa Leather SeatsNot Available
StandardApple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™Standard
5/5 StarsNHTSA Overall Safety Score5/5 Stars
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.