The Subaru Legacy VS The Subaru Impreza

Orange County drivers have a lot of different makes and models to choose from when it comes to shopping for a new sedan. Which can make it feel overwhelming to just pick on that has everything you are looking for at an affordable price. Even choosing between the Subaru Legacy and Impreza can be hard with so many reasons to love a Subaru. Like spirited and efficient performance that is built for the long haul.

Or an unmatched commitment to safety with smart designed and advanced technology. Both the Impreza and Legacy have a lot to offer Lake Forest drivers and to help you easily see the difference between these two popular sedans we have done the hard work for you. So all you have to do is come down to Irvine Subaru for a test drive.


One big way that the Impreza and Legacy are different is with what BOXER engine they have under the hood. In classic Subaru fashion both models come standard with Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system for a commanding grip on the road no matter where it may go. The Subaru Impreza is powered by a 2.0L four-cylinder BOXER with 152 horsepower and either a manual of automatic transmission. The Subaru Legacy has two BOXER engines to choose from. A 2.5L four-cylinder with 175 horsepower or a 3.6L six-cylinder that generates 256 horsepower and only comes paired with Lineartronic® Continuously Variable Transmission.

Fuel Efficiency:

  • 2.5L four-cylinder: 25 city, 34 highway mpg
  • 3.6L six-cylinder: 20 city, 28 highway mpg
  • Fuel Tank: 18.5 gallons
  • 2.0L four-cylinder w/ manual: 24 city, 32 highway
  • 2.0L four-cylinder w/ automatic: 28 city, 38 highway
  • Fuel Tank: 13.2gallons


Another big difference between the Legacy and Impreza is that the Impreza is available as a sedan or as a hatchback. This is perfect for Lake Forest drivers who need flexible cargo space. While others have ample cargo space in the trunk with 60/40 folding second row seats. The Subaru Legacy is the most spacious sedan in its class and also features 60/40 folding second row seats.

  • Headroom Front/Rear: 38.3/38.9 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 42.9/38.1 inches
  • Total Passenger Space: 104.5 cubic feet
  • Trunk Volume: 15.1 cubic feet

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    Impreza Sedan:
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.2/37.7 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.3/39.4 inches
  • Total Passenger Space: 107.8 cubic feet
  • Trunk Volume: 12.3 cubic feet
    Impreza Hatchback:
  • Headroom Front/Rear: 40.2/37.7 inches
  • Legroom Front/Rear: 43.3/39.4 inches
  • Total Passenger Space: 121.6 cubic feet
  • Cargo Room: 20.8 cubic feet
  • Maximum Cargo Room: 55.3 cubic feet

Irvine drivers will find a lot to love about both the Impreza and Legacy with long-lasting quality you can count on to get you home safely. The Legacy and Impreza share many of the same features like STARLINK multimedia system, STARLINK Security & Safety, and EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. To discover which Subaru sedan is best for you make your way down to Irvine Subaru today for a test drive.

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