3 Reasons Why You Should Choose The New Subaru Legacy Over Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford Sedans
The newly-redesigned 2020 Subaru Legacy has not arrived at showrooms yet, but when it does, customers should get the best Legacy sedan ever. The seventh-generation Legacy gets a big upgrade with a new 2.4-liter turbo engine in the Legacy XT trim that will bring the most power it’s ever had.
The 2020 Legacy XT 2.4-liter turbocharged Boxer engine was sourced from the Ascent family hauler and brings 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque with it. It will be the most spirited sedan the brand has ever produced and the one for driving and performance enthusiasts. How does it compare with the competition from Toyota, Honda, Nissan, and Ford?
2020 Subaru Legacy
Power and torque
The 2019 Toyota Camry XSE 3.5-liter V6 DOHC Dual-injection is the leader in power and comes with 301 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Honda Accord 2.0-Liter VTEC turbocharged 4-cylinder engine produces 252 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
The Ford Fusion is being discontinued but brings a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine producing 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. The all-new 2020 Nissan Altima gets a VC-Turbo four-cylinder engine produces only 236 horsepower and 267 lb-ft of torque.
The Legacy brings the most torque at 277 lb-ft and it should make it jump off the line and the best performer when pulling a hill. Most customers won’t be pulling any campers or trailers, but when loaded with cargo and people, it should deliver with the extra torque from the FA24 Boxer turbo.
Standard all-wheel drive
The 2020 Subaru Legacy is the only sedan that brings standard all-wheel drive. None of the competition from Toyota, Honda, Nissan, or Ford offers it as a standard feature. This is Subaru’s core value and even the base Legacy trim ($22,745) gets all-weather capability with its Symmetrical AWD system
2020 Subaru Legacy Touring XT cabin
2019 Honda Accord comes with 105.6 cubic feet of interior volume beating the Legacy by .1 cubes and is the undisputed leader. The 2020 Subaru Legacy is a close second offering up 105.5 cubes, the 2019 Ford Fusion sedan brings 102.8 cubic feet, the Nissan Altima offers 100.8 cubic feet, and the Toyota Camry pulls up the rear at 100.4 cubes.
The all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy leads the competition in many categories and it should be the best Legacy sedan the brand has ever produced. It will begin arriving in showrooms this September. Stay tuned for the Torque News test drive of the new turbo XT trim.
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