Subaru Legacy vs Subaru Outback Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
MSRP
$22,195
Invoice
$20,979
Average Price Paid
$20,363
628 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
MSRP
$25,895
Invoice
$24,360
Average Price Paid
$23,380
1,669 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
Fair Price
$20,810
Good Price
$19,845
Great Price
$19,293
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Fair Price
$24,075
Good Price
$22,750
Great Price
$21,993

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,044
27 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,522
101 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
William Maley Preview:

In the crowded midsize class, it’s clear that you need some accomplishments in order to stand out. Luckily for the Subaru Legacy, it has two aces up its sleeve. First of all, it’s the ...

2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

One of the original “crossover” SUVs, the first Outback was a trim level for the 1995 Legacy station wagon. In 1996, in a stroke of sheer brilliance, Subaru jacked up the suspension, p...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 4
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
35
writes:
Overall, I love my 2018 Legacy Sport. I think its stylish, handles great, gets great gas mileage, but with tha...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Ford Fusion Sport AWD better.
"Its a close call in my opinion, but Im giving it to the ford for the aggressive front end and quad exhaust tips."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"More interior room and very comfortable seating position."
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
70
writes:
I drove this vehicle before I purchased another car. I really disliked driving the Outback: (1) lousy brakes...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad better.
"Thats easy: just look at them."
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi A4 Allroad better.
"My girlfriend and son love the Audi A4 allroad."
220
writes:
Handles very well and feels very capable on our terrible dirt road with little side-to-side movement. Handles ...
Handling Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo worse.
"On both dirt road and pavement, the Outback was smoother and I felt more in control. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo worse.
"A little more room for legs of all sizes, and the seats are comfortable and durable."

Specs

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Powertrain 6-Speed CVT 6-Speed CVT
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
25 MPG
25 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
175 hp @ 5,800 RPM
175 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque
174 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
174 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
10.3:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.54 in
3.7 in x 3.54 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Optional Optional
Driver Airbag Optional Optional
Passenger Airbag Optional Optional
Front Side Airbags Optional Optional
Curtain Airbags Optional Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Optional Optional
Power Windows Optional Optional
Power Door Locks Optional Optional
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.9 in 42.9 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15 cu ft 35.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,005 lbs 1,073 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 2,700 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.1 in 189.9 in
Width 81.3 in 81.3 in
Height 59 in 66.1 in
Wheelbase 108.3 in 108.1 in

Available Options

2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Twilight Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior and Interior Auto-Dimming HomeLink Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Wheels: 17" Aluminum Alloy
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i

Exterior Colors

  • Crimson Red Pearl
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Twilight Blue Metallic
  • Wilderness Green Metallic

Option Packages

  • Extended Thule Cargo Carrier
  • Exterior Interior HomeLink Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Trailer Hitch

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