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2018 Subaru Impreza 2018 Subaru Legacy Versus

2018 Subaru Impreza

vs.

2018 Subaru Legacy

24 city / 32 hwy

Fuel Economy

25 city / 34 hwy
152 hp

Horsepower

175 hp
145 lb-ft

Torque

174 lb-ft

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Subaru models impress with their family-friendly interiors, top safety scores, and affordable price tags. Shoppers looking for a likeable mid-size, whether it be a sedan or hatchback, will find two appealing models in the Subaru lineup. The nicely designed Impreza is available as a four-door or a hatchback, and all the features of each trim level apply to both body style configurations. The equally impressive Subaru Legacy has one of the top safety records on the planet, and it's also roomy.

The main difference between the two models is size. The Legacy is a bit larger and almost borders on being a full-size sedan. It also comes with the choice of a V6 engine. However, keep in mind that both the 2018 Impreza and Legacy models boast all-time all-wheel drive, so for those who will be doing a lot of bad-weather driving, these models should be at the top of the inspection list. Below, the similarities and differences between the two models is detailed further.

Interior and Features

The 2018 Subaru Impreza, whether purchased as a sedan or hatchback, has a spacious cabin and huge windows, and the high-mounted seats makes for easy entry and exit. The Impreza has more front-seat legroom than any other car in its segment. Standard features on the popular Premium trim include heated front doors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, remote locking and unlocking, cruise control, Bluetooth, a 6.5-inch screen display, and smartphone app integration. The 2018 Legacy is also very spacious, and its high, thin roof pillars make for excellent outward visibility. The popular 2.5i Premium trim comes with dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, heated mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and an 8-inch screen interface. The cabin is very quiet, and there's plenty of legroom in both the front and rear seating areas.

Trim Options

The 2018 Subaru Impreza is available in a total of four trims, and all of them are available whether the sedan or hatchback is chosen. All are powered by a four-cylinder, 152-horsepower engine. The base 2.0i and Premium trims are the most affordable, but buyers may want to check out the Sport trim if they like a bit more visual appeal. The Sport comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and special interior and exterior trim accents. The uplevel Limited model features leather upholstery, an automatic climate control system, and a six-way power driver's seat. The 2018 Subaru Legacy is available in a total of five trims. All but the 3.6R Limited are powered by a boxer-style four-cylinder engine rated at 175 horsepower. Standard features are similar to what is offered on the Impreza, but the Legacy comes with standard satellite radio and an iPod interface. The 3.6R Limited trim is powered by a V6 engine and features upgraded suspension.

Safety And Security

All 2018 Subaru Impreza and Legacy models are all-time, all-wheel drive, quite a rarity in the passenger vehicle universe. Both are top safety picks, and both come with such standard features as a rearview camera and full complement of airbags. Except on the base trim, the Impreza boasts the Starlink service. Subaru's Eyesight package is available on all but the base trim on both the Impreza and Legacy, and this includes the full driver awareness package. Even without this package, the Legacy 2.5i Limited and 3.6R Limited models come with blind-spot monitoring and lane departure warning as standard.


These are two very family-friendly, safe models from Subaru. To see how they compare, take both of them for a test drive. Contact us today at Subaru of Gwinnett to schedule your personal inspection.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.