Compare 2017 Subaru Legacy VS Volkswagen Passat Models

Compare 2017 Subaru Legacy VS Volkswagen Passat Models
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Research Differences Between the 2017 Subaru Legacy and 2017 Volkswagen Passat with Renick Subaru

Your next new midsize sedan is a big investment, so it only makes sense to compare your options and see which one offers the best value for your money. While Subaru continues to prove its worth as one of the fastest growing brands in the industry, the German engineering behind Volkswagen also gets a lot of attention. How does the 2017 Subaru Legacy compare to the 2017 VW Passat? We put the facts together and confirmed what we expected. When it comes to design, performance, and safety in a midsize sedan, you can't go wrong with the new 2017 Subaru Legacy from Renick Subaru in Fullerton, CA.

2017 Subaru Legacy2017 Volkswagen Passat
Standard FeatureAll-Wheel DriveNot Available
104.6 Cubic FeetPassenger Space102 Cubic Feet
Standard EquipmentActive Head RestraintsNot Available
5 Out of 5 StarsNHTSA Frontal Crash Rating4 Out of 5 Stars
2017 Subaru Legacy Interior Styling vs Volkswagen Passat
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2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat Design Comparison

One look, and it's clear that the designs of the new 2017 Subaru Legacy and 2017 Volkswagen Passat are very different. The new 2017 Subaru Legacy presents itself with an air of confidence and elegance well above its price tag. The new VW Passat continues holding firm to the more squared off edges that have come with Volkswagen models for decades. You'll also appreciate that the more affordable Subaru Legacy provides the option of features like fog lights right from the very start of the lineup. You'll have to pay even more for a higher trim level to get such features on the VW. Inside, you and your passengers will appreciate substantially more space inside a new Subaru Legacy which is just another in the long list of design advantages that come with a Subaru.

2017 Subaru Legacy

2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat Performance Comparison

When it comes to performance, the new 2017 Subaru Legacy holds a variety of advantages aside from coming with slightly more horsepower at the entry level. While the forced induction engine in the Volkswagen only manages up to 23 MPG in the city, you'll enjoy up to 25 MPG cruising around the city in a new Subaru Legacy. This is partly due to the renowned BOXER engine found in every Subaru with its horizontally opposed flat design. Because the engine sits flat, it also provides a lower center of gravity for a truly exceptional handling experience. Both models come with fully-independent suspension, but only the new Subaru Legacy provides power to every wheel through the highly-acclaimed symmetrical all-wheel drive system. You simply won't find this level of traction and handling behind the wheel of the Volkswagen.

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Subaru Legacy vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat Safety Comparison

Whether you're taking the family out for a night on the town or embarking on the daily commute, the roads around Southern California are no place to be in a car that's not safe. The award-winning new 2017 Subaru Legacy continues to prove itself among the safest cars on the road, and the Volkswagen is also seen as being safe. When we looked at scores from leading independent experts that evaluate safety, it became clear that the new Subaru Legacy is the better car in this area as well. With only a 4-star rating in the event of a frontal collision, the VW Passat falls short of the Legacy which earned the top 5-star rating from the NHTSA. When properly equipped, the new Subaru Legacy also earns a higher rank from the IIHS.

Research Your Next New Vehicle with Renick Subaru in Fullerton, CA

At Renick Subaru, we've been doing it right for over 60 years so you can enjoy shopping for your next new vehicle. Everyone will tell you that their brand is the best, but we prove it with the facts in competitive comparison pages like this one. You'll find more information in our Subaru model pages. Once you have an idea of which model you would like to look closer at, you're sure to find the perfect one in our huge inventory of the new Subaru lineup. Regularly updated specials make it easier to upgrade, and our finance team is one of the best. Schedule your next test drive easily online, give us a call, or stop by our convenient location at 1100A S. Euclid St, Fullerton, CA 92832. We're proud to serve Long Beach and Costa Mesa, CA and can't wait to meet you at Renick Subaru.

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