2018 Subaru Legacy vs 2018 Honda Accord | What's the Difference?

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2018 Subaru Legacy

vs.

2018 Honda Accord

$22,195

Starting MSRP

$23,570
2.5-liter SUBARU BOXER® 4-Cylinder

Engine

1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder
Lineartronic® CVT

Transmission

CVT w/ Sport Mode

Serving Duluth, Atlanta, and Johns Creek

Offering five models, the 2018 Subaru Legacy comes from a respectable pedigree of mid-size sedans. Available in six editions, the 2018 Honda Accord also has a solid reputation in the mid-size class. Equipped with the BOXER powertrain and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, the 2018 Legacy dominates the 2018 Accord in performance and handling. This Subaru also offers the signature STARLINK infotainment system with navigation and other high-tech utilities.

Performance

Most of the 2018 Subaru Legacy models have a 2.5 L engine that gets the BOXER stamp of approval. Four horizontally opposed cylinders produce up to 175 horsepower in this legendary powertrain. You also get just less than 175 pound-feet of peak torque. One trim comes standard with a 3.6 L engine that also carries the BOXER badge. This six-cylinder powertrain spits out a maximum of 256 horsepower. When the dial on the tachometer reaches 4,400 RPM, the engine cranks out 247 lb-ft of torque. Rated at 192 hp and 192 lb-ft, the 2018 Honda Accord's 1.5 L turbocharged engine doesn't pose a serious threat to the 2018 Legacy's 3.6 L BOXER engine.

Handling

Every 2018 Subaru Legacy is fitted with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Therefore, this mid-size sedan offers best-in-class handling on slippery roads and rough trails. The 2018 Honda Accord rolls on a front-wheel drive, so you won't be able to confidently navigate wet pavement and unpaved paths. When cruising on curved roads, the 2018 Legacy gets a major boost from the Active Torque Vectoring, which adjusts the steering and braking. Infinite gear options are offered by the Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. You can switch to the Manual Mode that comes with six different gear ratios. Additionally, this signature CVT has the Adaptive Control and Hill Holder functions. Offering the Sport Mode, the 2018 Honda Accord's lacks many of the capabilities and unique features of the Lineartronic system. However, this Honda sedan is available with a six-speed manual transmission and 10-speed automatic transmission. An independent suspension system and ventilated disc brakes ultimately make this Subaru more versatile than the Accord.

Infotainment System

The 2018 Subaru Legacy's STARLINK Multimedia Navigation system has an 8.0-inch touch screen. If you need the latest traffic updates, tune into SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. Most of the applications in the STARLINK system are hosted on a secure cloud network. You can stream thousands of music channels on Aha, Pandora, iHeartRadio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. A dozen speakers with the Harman Kardon label play your preferred tunes. Additionally, the powerful GreenEdge amplifier emits up to 576 acoustic watts. The 2018 Honda Accord doesn't offer as many entertainment options as the Legacy. Rated at 450 watts, a 10-speaker sound system is available only in select Accord trims. Both sedans have Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, but the Legacy offers better connectivity through NFC technology.


At Subaru of Gwinnett, you'll find the 2018 Legacy 2.5i Sport, 3.6R Limited and other trims available for a test drive. Visit us to compare these Subaru mid-size sedans with the 2018 Honda Accord.

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.

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