Subaru Legacy vs Nissan Altima

Safety

Subaru knows that what’s on the inside matters. Whether you’re driving to work or off to explore a new place, you can trust that the Legacy will get you there safely.

The Subaru Legacy comes standard with a rear-vision camera so that even when you're looking ahead, you won’t lose track of what’s behind you. Plus, with standard daytime running lights, you’ll be seen wherever you go.

Now with the available EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, you’ll always have an extra set of eyes on the road. From pre-collision breaking to adaptive cruise control, Subaru has taken safety to a whole new level. It’s so advanced that when the Legacy was equipped with EyeSight, it received the highest possible score in front crash prevention from the IIHS.

Wherever you go, rest assured that the Legacy has got you covered with its eight airbags. The Nissan Altima only comes with six airbags, and its base model does not come standard with a rear-vision camera. When it comes to safety, less is certainly not more.

At Subaru, we believe that your safety should come standard. Why pay more for it in the Nissan Altima?


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Performance


A vehicle’s performance speaks volumes about the brand’s overall philosophy. Subaru supports your ambitious lifestyle, which is why we have engineered the Legacy to go all out. With 36 highway MPG1, you’ll never have to turn down an opportunity.

Every Legacy also comes standard with Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and the Subaru Boxer® Engine, providing you with maximum control and power behind the wheel. In situations where other vehicles may shy away, the Legacy charges forward confidently. While your path be undecided, you can be certain that anything is possible in the Legacy.

The Nissan Altima comes standard with front-wheel drive. With power only distributed to two wheels, you’ll be limited in the places you can go in your vehicle. As an ambitious person who’s always moving forward, why should you be kept behind?

1. EPA-estimated hwy fuel economy for 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i models. Actual mileage may vary.

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Technology



Wherever the day takes you, you can be sure you’ll enjoy the ride. Every Legacy comes standard with StarlinkTM in-vehicle technology, bringing you almost endless entertainment options. With the AhaTM smartphone app integration, you’re not limited to listening to music. You can also access news, weather, podcasts, and much more. Plus, you never have to worry about staying connected on the go. With steering wheel controls, you never have to remove your hands from the wheel.

The Altima’s standard entertainment system has a fraction of the capabilities of Subaru’s. You’re the kind of person who is always ready to go all out. Why should your vehicle’s technology be any different?

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Cabin Space


Whoever said a sedan isn’t spacious never sat in a Subaru Legacy. As the leader in its class for cabin room2, the Legacy offers an impressive 104.6 cubic feet of space. There’s plenty of room and comfort for all aboard, even those sitting in the second row.

The Altima has a smaller cabin space than the Subaru Legacy, coming in at a mere 101.9 cubic feet. In terms of leg room, the Altima favors the front passengers, giving them more space to stretch out. Doesn’t everyone inside your vehicle deserve to be comfortable, even those in back?

2. Based on manufacturer-reported interior volumes according to the EPA’s Midsize Car class as of April 2016.

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Awards


The Subaru Legacy is the most trusted sedan among ambitious drivers because it excels in all areas. Here are just some of the numerous awards it has received:

2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ with EyeSight®
The 2017 Subaru Legacy has received the highest possible rating for front crash prevention for 2016 from IIHS when equipped with EyeSight®.

Longest-lasting midsize sedan in its class
The Subaru Legacy is the longest-lasting midsize sedan in its class.[3]

The 2016 Subaru Legacy was named Best Resale Value in its class by Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com.[4]

No other sedan in its class has more total interior volume.[5]

At 36 mpg highway, the AWD Legacy delivers better fuel economy than even some two-wheel drive competitors.[6]


3. Based on IHS Automotive, Polk U.S. total new light vehicle registrations in the model years 2005 through 2015 (through December 2015) in the Non-Luxury Traditional Midsize Sedan segment for models that have been on the U.S. market for the entire ten-year time period.
4. Vehicle’s projected resale value is specific to the 2016 model year. For more information, visit Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
5. Based on manufacturer-reported interior volumes according to the EPA’s Midsize Car class as of April 2016.
6. EPA-estimated hwy fuel economy for 2016 Subaru Legacy 2.5i models. Actual mileage may vary.


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