2020 Legacy vs WRX Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

For years, the Subaru WRX has been revered as one of the most affordable performance cars on the road. It combines a mighty, turbocharged BOXER® engine with sophisticated all-wheel drive technology to give you a responsive, thrilling ride from the highway to the track. Now, the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy offers a turbocharged engine of its own! If you're looking for a classy sedan that's comfortable for your passengers and a joy to drive, you'd do well to consider both these models. Find out below how the 2020 Subaru WRX compares to the all-new 2020 Subaru Legacy and get a better idea of which one best fits your lifestyle.

2020 Legacy vs WRX Exterior

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Standard Equipment

The 2020 Subaru Legacy is a midsize sedan that's designed to offer incredible comfort for up to five adults, even on long highway journeys. With 15.1 cubic feet of trunk space and 39.5" of rear seat legroom, the all-new Legacy feels spacious and inviting. That's 3 more cubic feet of cargo volume and 4" of additional legroom for backseat passengers compared to the more compact and sporty 2020 Subaru WRX.

When it comes to features, the 2020 Subaru Legacy provides a pair of 7" touch displays powered by Subaru STARLINK™. With standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, you can sync your smartphone with ease!

For its part, the 2020 Subaru WRX also comes with STARLINK™ infotainment as standard, but it has a single 6.5" standard display. However, the 2020 Subaru WRX comes standard with some comfort features that are only available on the Subaru Legacy as options: automatic climate control, a six-speaker audio system and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Available Features

You'll find that the 2020 Subaru Legacy can be equipped with a host of luxurious options for an upmarket feel, while the 2020 Subaru WRX offers equipment inspired by motorsport performance. The 2020 Subaru Legacy can be equipped with available features like heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Nappa leather upholstery and an 11.6" upgraded multimedia display. It's oriented vertically in the dashboard, not horizontally, for a more intuitive user experience. You can't get these features on the 2020 Subaru WRX.

Instead, the 2020 Subaru WRX offers performance-focused options like Recaro® performance design front bucket seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum pedal covers and electroluminescent sport-design gauges.

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2020 Legacy vs WRX Interior

2020 Subaru Legacy vs. 2020 Subaru WRX: Performance

The entry-level 2020 Subaru Legacy isn't designed for aggressive driving, but it's got all the power you'll need for the daily drive and highway cruising. The all-new Legacy comes standard with 182 horsepower. Want a little bit more kick when you put your right foot down? New for 2020, the all-new Subaru Legacy XT models feature a turbocharged engine that makes 260 horsepower!

By contrast, the 2020 Subaru WRX comes standard with 268 horsepower from its standard turbocharged engine. A track-tuned suspension, quick-ratio steering and Active Torque Vectoring provide sporty handling response. Available performance upgrades include huge Brembo® brakes and a CVT automatic transmission with paddle shifters. If you're looking for a standard transmission, the 2020 Subaru WRX is available with a six-speed synchronized manual stick shift. The only transmission available on the 2020 Subaru Legacy is the CVT automatic.

But no matter which car you choose, you'll get incredible grip and control from the standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. It's the technology that has made Subaru legendary throughout the West Coast and the Rocky Mountains among outdoor enthusiasts and all-terrain adventurers.

2020 Legacy vs WRX Features

Which Model Is Right For Your Budget?

For a comfortable commute and all-wheel drive performance, the 2020 Subaru Legacy is an outstanding value, starting at $22,745 MSRP. When you want a little bit more performance punch, the 2020 Subaru WRX is a true sports car bargain at just $27,495 MSRP.

If you're looking for a comfortable car at this price, but don't need the extra power of the Subaru WRX, consider the 2020 Subaru Legacy Sport. At just $26,945 MSRP, it adds appealing features like black exterior accents, black alloy wheels and a trunk spoiler. Or, if you demand more performance in a refined, understated wrapper, step up to the 2020 Subaru Legacy Limited XT for $34,195.

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Why Subaru Builds The Best Vehicles For The Shingle Springs Region

With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive on virtually every new model, Subaru builds the best vehicles for exploring Northern California. Whether you're cruising city streets, bombing down highways or traveling beyond the end of the pavement, Subaru capability and reliability is ideal. 97% of all Subaru models sold in the past decade are still on the road today! And since IntelliChoice says that a Subaru is the top brand for overall value and lowest cost to own, a new Subaru makes your dollar go further than any other automaker.

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2020 Subaru Legacy2020 Subaru WRX
$22,745Starting MSRP*$27,495
35 Highway/27 CityFuel Economy (MPG)27 Highway/21 City
182Standard Horsepower268
176 lb-ftStandard Torque258 lb-ft
105.5 Cubic FeetPassenger Space96.6 Cubic Feet
15.1 Cubic FeetCargo Volume12 Cubic Feet
Steel with CoversStandard WheelsAlloy
108.3 InchesWheelbase104.3 Inches
AvailableHeated Exterior MirrorsStandard
AvailableAutomatic Climate ControlStandard

*Manufacturer's suggested retail price does not include destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Destination and delivery includes handling and inland freight fees and may vary in some states. Prices, specifications, options, features and models subject to change without notice.