While the 2016 Subaru Legacy might seem like a well-equipped midsize family sedan, it doesn’t look like a good value when you compare it to the current 2016 Honda Accord. The Honda Accord simply offers more standard features, and more value at whatever trim level you choose to drive home. Take a look at how they compare below.
Standard Equipment and Features
While these two vehicles come in at roughly the same price and have identical ALG residual value estimates of 56% at 36 months and 42% at 60 months, they aren’t equipped equivalently. Take a look at some of the features that are missing from the Subaru Legacy, but standard in the Honda Accord:
- Dual-zone automatic climate control
- Stereo anti-theft system
- Alloy wheels
It’s not a long list, but the omission of automatic climate control and alloy wheels gives the Subaru Legacy a distinctive down-market feel. And that’s not the only advantages you get with the Accord.
Cabin and Trunk Space
Despite offering similar exterior dimensions, the Honda Accord gives you more trunk space and more interior volume in some key dimensions. The Accord offers 15.8 cubic feet of cargo volume, while the Legacy ranks at 15 cubic feet. The Accord also offers more second-row headroom and legroom, and more front-row shoulder and hip room when compared to the Subaru.
Power and Performance
The Accord also offers both a more powerful engine in the base model, and better fuel economy: The 2.4L 4-cylinder in the Accord makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque and earns an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined when equipped with continuously variable transmission.* The 2.5L 4-cylinder in the Subaru is rated at 175 hp and 174 lb-ft of torque and rates at 26 mpg city/36 mpg highway/30 mpg combined.
Find the Accord in West Michigan
If you’re looking for the best value on a new midsize family sedan, then you’re looking for the latest Honda Accord. Come drive the Accord today at your local West Michigan Honda Dealer!
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.