Midsize Sedan or Sporty Coupe? Compare the 2019 Subaru Legacy to the 2019 Subaru BRZ in Salt Lake City, Utah

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Subaru BRZ Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

When you're comparing Subaru cars, it's hard to choose two models more different than the Subaru BRZ and the Subaru Legacy. The 2019 Subaru Legacy is a refined midsize sedan that's comfortable and versatile. The 2019 Subaru BRZ, on the other hand, is a responsive sports coupe that's built for life on the track. Despite their differences, they do share many similarities--including the quality and longevity for which Subaru is known. Deciding which one is right for you depends mainly on what kind of driving you want to be doing. This article goes into detail on some of the key differences, but we suggest you also take both for a test drive so you can experience them for yourself.

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2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Subaru BRZ: Dimensions

As a midsize Sedan, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is impressively spacious. It can seat up to five people in its 104.6 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Subaru BRZ is a sports coupe that can seat up to four people in 76.5 cubic feet of passenger volume. The Subaru Legacy also makes it easier to take cargo along; it has a 15-cubic-foot trunk, while the Subaru BRZ has a 6.9-cubic-foot trunk.

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2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Subaru BRZ: Drivetrain & Handling

Like most Subaru models, the 2019 Subaru Legacy is powered by Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. We say most because there is one exception: the Subaru BRZ. Instead of the signature AWD system, it's a rear-wheel drive car. This means that the Subaru Legacy has greater versatility; however, the Subaru BRZ has sportier, more track-tuned handling.

Speaking of handling that's designed for the track, the BRZ is also equipped with a sport-tuned suspension, a low center of gravity, an ultra-quick 13.1:1 steering ratio, and Torsen® limited-slip differential. It also has a track mode which gives you more control over the handling. The Subaru Legacy is designed to perform differently, but is no less impressive. Its advanced suspension and Active Torque Vectoring provide a truly responsive drive.

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2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Subaru BRZ: Engine

The 2019 Subaru Legacy gives you two engine choices. The standard four-cylinder BOXER® engine generates a capable 175 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque. If you want more power, you can upgrade to a six-cylinder BOXER® engine, which generates 256 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque. The 2019 Subaru BRZ has one powerful engine option: a four-cylinder BOXER® that puts out up to 205 horsepower when paired with the standard fully synchronized 6-speed manual transmission. Though the six-cylinder engine on the Subaru Legacy does produce more raw power than the engine on the BRZ, there is one important thing to keep in mind: when equipped with the six-cylinder, the Legacy has a base curb weight of 3,784 pounds. The Subaru BRZ, on the other hand, has a curb weight of 2,789 pounds.

2019 Subaru Legacy vs 2019 Subaru BRZ: Value

These are both Subaru vehicles, so you're getting great value for your money either way. The 2019 Subaru BRZ does start out more expensive than the Subaru Legacy, but perhaps not by as much as you might imagine: its starting MSRP is less than $3,000 more than that of the Subaru Legacy. The real question when you're choosing between these cars is: what kind of driving do you want to do? If you'd like to schedule plenty of track days, the Subaru BRZ is the right choice. However, if you're more interested in driving the family around town and heading out on the occasional adventure, the Subaru Legacy might be a better choice.

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Whichever of these vehicles you choose, you can be sure you've made the right choice by going with Subaru. With their impressive longevity, incredible value, and features like Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, BOXER® engines, and EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, Subaru vehicles are the perfect companions for life in Utah. And when you're looking to buy a Subaru, head to Utah's favorite Subaru dealership--and America's oldest exclusive Subaru retailer! There's more to love at Nate Wade Subaru: when you buy a new Subaru car, wagon, or SUV here, you'll get a complimentary 24-month/24,000-mile Subaru Added Security Maintenance Agreement. Our huge inventory is filled with a variety of Subaru models, and our regularly updated special offers are designed to help you save. We look forward to showing you the Subaru difference at Nate Wade Subaru, serving South Jordan and Draper from our location at 1207 South Main St, Salt Lake City, UT 84111.

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