Subaru Legacy vs Subaru Outback

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2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
MSRP
$22,195
Invoice
$20,979
Average Price Paid
$20,572
1,469 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
MSRP
$25,895
Invoice
$24,360
Average Price Paid
$23,923
2,298 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
$21,023
Good Price
$20,126
Great Price
$19,612
2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
Fair Price
$24,420
Good Price
$23,431
Great Price
$22,866

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2018 Subaru Legacy
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,270
1 listings nationwide

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2018 Subaru Outback
2.5i
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,648
5 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
Rob Feeman Preview:

Unless you've been living on the moon for the past two decades, you probably don't need an introduction to the Subaru Outback. When it debuted worldwide in the mid '90s, the Outback (i...

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 Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard 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 Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard 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 188.8 in 189.6 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
  • Crystal Black Silica
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Dark Blue Pearl
  • Ice Silver Metallic
  • Magnetite Gray Metallic
  • Tungsten Metallic
  • Twilight Blue Metallic

Option Packages

  • Exterior & Interior Auto Dimming HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
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

  • Exterior Interior HL Mirrors
  • Popular Package #1
  • Protection Package #1
  • Trailer Hitch

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