2022 Subaru Legacy vs 2022 Toyota Corolla Comparison in Shingle Springs, CA

The sedan is arguably the most common and important vehicle body type on the road today. The simple and versatile design of the sedan allows it to be useful and desired in all kinds of driving situations, and this desirability is best personified in the 2022 Subaru Legacy. This year's Legacy takes yet another step forward in sedan production and presents a modern, elegant, comfortable, and powerful vehicle. In order to fully demonstrate exactly what the 2022 Subaru Legacy does so great, we've decided to pit it against one of its fiercest competitors: the 2022 Toyota Corolla.

Aerial Shot of Subaru Legacy

Modern Design and Total Comfort

The 2022 Subaru Legacy is an elegantly designed piece of equipment. With a wheelbase of over 108-inches, standard 18-inch black aluminum-alloy wheels, and available trunk spoiler and power tilt/sliding moonroof, the first glance of the Legacy is sure to impress. The 2022 Toyota Corolla, in comparison, comes standard with 15-inch wheels and also offers a spoiler and moonroof, but take a close look at just what you're getting for your money. The new Subaru Legacy comes standard with steering-responsive headlights to make every drive safer. Similar headlights are only available on top-of-the-line Toyota Corolla models, and even then you must still pay more for an additional option package.

The interior of each vehicle also paints different pictures. For starters, as a family-friendly vehicle, a sedan should have plenty of room for passengers and cargo. The 2022 Subaru Legacy delivers on both of these fronts with 15.1 cubic-feet of trunk space and a standard 105.5 cubic-feet of passenger space. The 2022 Toyota Corolla, for contrast, offers only 13.1 cubic-feet of trunk space and 88.6 cubic-feet of passenger space with the moonroof upgrade.


The Dashboard of A Subaru Legacy

High-Tech and Highly Convenient

The 2022 Subaru Legacy has a buffet of innovative and high-quality convenience features that make driving and/or riding in it feel like a luxurious experience without the luxury price tag. For example, the Legacy is available with Dual-Zone Climate Control, a premium Harman Kardon Audio System, 4G Wi-Fi Capabilities, and comes standard with a Dual 7-Inch Touchscreen STARLINK Multimedia System. Other available features include, keyless entry w/ bust button start, and drivers seat & power mirror memory.

The 2022 Toyota Corolla offers similar features, but none of them quite stack up to those offered by the Legacy. The Corolla comes standard with a 7-inch touch screen multimedia system that can only be upgraded to an 8-inch screen. Meanwhile, the STARLINK® system of the 2022 Subaru Legacy can be upgraded to an 11.6-inch screen that also features navigation. Also, the premium audio system offered by the Toyota Corolla is made by JBL with 9 speakers, which falls far from the 12-speaker Harman Kardon system with GreenEdge® amplifier available in the latest Subaru Legacy. It's clear that despite its best efforts, the 2022 Toyota Corolla will never quite measure up to the technology found in the 2022 Subaru Legacy.

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Subaru Legacy Driving Through Rain

A Powerful Package

All the design and convenience and tech in the world don't really mean much if what's underneath the hood isn't impressive on its own. Luckily, the 2022 Subaru Legacy continues to deliver on all fronts with an entry-level engine that's more powerful than the most impressive engine available for the 2022 Toyota Corolla. The entry-level Legacy engine is 2.5-Liter DOHC Subaru BOXER engine that can generate 182 horsepower with 176 lb-ft of torque. The available upgraded engine package increases each of those numbers by almost one-hundred: 260 horsepower with 277 lb-ft of torque. For reference, the most upgraded engine available for the 2022 Toyota Corolla can only offer 169 horsepower with 151 lb-ft of torque.

Also worth noting, the 2022 Subaru Legacy- like all Subaru vehicles- comes equipped standard with Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which optimizes the power of your vehicle while adding an extra layer of comfort and safety- something that Subaru excels in. There is no all-wheel drive option available for the 2022 Toyota Corolla.


Digital Instrument Cluster for Subaru Legacy

Continuing The Subaru Standard of Safety

Subaru has long been held as the paragon of vehicle safety, and for good reason. We won't go into all the awards that Suabru has won over the years for their excellence in safety engineering, but suffice it to say there have been a lot. The 2022 Subaru Legacy continues this trend by sporting some of the most advanced safety designs and driver assistance technology on the market today. For example, the Legacy is built with a ring-shaped reinforcement frame and the Subaru Advanced Frontal, Side, and Seat-Mounted Air-Bag System.

It also comes with a bevy of driver assistance technology, like the standard EyeSight and High Beam Driver Assist Technology. Also available are features such as Driver Distraction Mitigation, BlindSpot Detection System, and Automatic Reverse Braking.

The 2022 Toyota Corolla also offers plenty of safety features- including a standard pre-collision system, lane departure warning w/ steering assistance, and available Blind-Spot Monitoring. Make no mistake, the 2022 Toyota Corolla is not an unsafe vehicle, but the features that it offers just don't stack up to the whole package provided by the 2022 Subaru Legacy.

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Fantastic Value for a Fantastic Sedan

By now, it should be clear just how much more is offered by the 2022 Subaru Legacy. And while it may have a slightly higher starting MSRP than the 2022 Toyota Corolla- $22,995 vs $20,075, respectively- you're getting much more for your money in this midsize sedan from Subaru. In fact, it's shocking that it's not more expensive, considering everything that comes with it. So, if you have any questions about the 2022 Subaru Legacy- or any other Subaru, for that manner- feel free to call. Or, if you'd like to take one for a test drive, come down and put your hands on one in person today. We're located at 4045 Wild Chaparral Dr in Shingle Springs, CA.

2022 Subaru Legacy2022 Toyota Corolla
$22,995Starting MSRP*$20,075
260 Horsepower w/ 277 lb-ft of TorqueMaximum Power169 Horsepower w/ 151 lb-ft of Torque
15.1 Cubic FeetTrunk Space13.1 Cubic Feet
17-InchesStandard Wheel Size15-Inches
Harman KardonAvailable Premium Audio SystemJBL
StandardAll Wheel DriveNot Available
StandardSteering Responsive HeadlightsAvailable
AvailablePower Tilt/Sliding MoonroofAvailable
AvailableDual-Zone Climate ControlNot Available
AvailableDistraction Mitigation SystemNot Available

*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.