2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Subaru WRX Comparison in Salt Lake City, UT

Can't decide which Subaru model is best for your lifestyle? We're here to help at Nate Wade Subaru. Take a look below where we've compared the 2020 Subaru Legacy and 2020 Subaru WRX side-by-side so you can choose which one is right for you and your family. The Subaru WRX is a compact performance icon, but the all-new Subaru Legacy offers even more size and comfort -- plus, with a new turbocharged engine upgrade for the 2020 model year, you can get powerful acceleration from the Legacy, too! But if you want unmatched performance and versatility from the track to the boulevard and everywhere in between, the Subaru WRX is tough to beat. Take a look below to discover what sets these models apart. Then come test drive them both at Nate Wade Subaru if you're still not sure.

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Subaru WRX Exterior

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Size & Design

Originally based on the Subaru Impreza compact car, the Subaru WRX is now a totally distinct model. However, it's still a sporty compact car with an edgy, race-inspired look. Meanwhile, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan, making it a bit bigger and heavier, as well as a bit more comfortable for taller passengers on longer drives. The 2020 Subaru WRX is roughly 180" long from front to rear bumper; the 2020 Subaru Legacy is 190" in total length.

On the inside, the 2020 Subaru Legacy provides an extra 4" of rear seat legroom as well as three additional cubic feet of trunk volume compared to the 2020 Subaru WRX. That makes the Subaru Legacy the smarter choice if you're looking for a versatile family car. On the outside, the all-new Legacy has a premium, elegant look with sculpted lines and standard LED headlights. LED Headlights will cost you extra as an upgrade on the 2020 Subaru WRX, but you will get a more aggressive body kit, a stylish rear spoiler and quad exhaust outlets.

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2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Subaru WRX Interior

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Features & Technology

Both of these cars come with many of the same features, including a standard touchscreen multimedia system and Apple CarPlay® / Android Auto™ for your compatible smartphone. However, the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy gets an even more modern system with a pair of larger touchscreens at the entry level and an optional 11.6" screen on more premium trim levels. While the 2020 Subaru WRX offers much of the same functionality, the screens inside are smaller.

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Performance & Drive

At the entry-level, the 2020 Subaru Legacy provides a robust 182 horsepower from its efficient engine. That's all the power you'll need for a confident cruise in the city or on the highway. However, new for the 2020 model year, the Subaru Legacy XT models give you a whole lot more power! Utilizing the same turbocharged engine as the Subaru Ascent, the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT delivers 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque.

Meanwhile, the 2020 Subaru WRX features a standard turbocharged engine with 268 horsepower. Plus, it gets a sport-tuned chassis designed for thrilling handling response and a balanced, planted feel. You can even upgrade to the peerless performance of the 2020 Subaru WRX STI and get 310 horsepower on tap!

Of course, being Subaru vehicles, both models feature standard all-wheel drive. The system on the Subaru Legacy is designed for comfort and confidence no matter the weather, whereas the system on the Subaru WRX is designed for handling response and powerful acceleration. And while the 2020 Subaru Legacy is only available with an automatic transmission, the 2020 Subaru WRX offers the direct control and feedback you only get from a six-speed manual transmission, too. It's your choice for the driving experience you want from this revered performance car.

2020 Subaru Legacy vs 2020 Subaru WRX Features

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Safety

While some performance cars skimp on safety, even the 2020 Subaru WRX shows the Subaru brand's commitment to safety. It provides award-winning protection according to the Insurance Institute for HIghway Safety. The 2020 Subaru WRX earned the 2020 Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. That means it's not only one of the safest performance cars around, it's one of the safest sedans on the road -- period! And with all-LED headlights, DriverFocus® distraction mitigation system and more, the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy earned the even more impressive 2020 Top Safety Pick+ honor from the IIHS. No matter which Subaru model you choose, peace of mind comes standard.

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Which Subaru Is The Right Choice?

With their award-winning safety, powerful performance and classic looks, you can't go wrong choosing any of these Subaru sedans. With a starting MSRP of just $22,745, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is a bit more affordable than the Subaru WRX sports car. The 2020 Subaru WRX has a starting MSRP of $27,495. We invite you to test drive both models back-to-back if you still can't decide. You'll get to feel the driving character, comfort and technology of each model with the help of a friendly associate from Nate Wade Subaru.

2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Subaru WRX
$22,745Starting MSRP*$27,495
35 Highway/27 CityFuel Economy (MPG)27 Highway/21 City
182Standard Horsepower268
176 lb-ftStandard Torque258 lb-ft
105.5 Cubic FeetPassenger Space96.6 Cubic Feet
15.1 Cubic FeetCargo Volume12 Cubic Feet
Steel with CoversStandard WheelsAlloy
108.3 InchesWheelbase104.3 Inches
AvailableHeated Exterior MirrorsStandard
AvailableAutomatic Climate ControlStandard

*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.